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There are 5 ways to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from El Centro (IPL) to Los Angeles (LAX) IPL - LAX

$37 - $123

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...

$32 - $63

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner

$46 - $96

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Tijuana Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa

$54 - $80

Drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Drive from Mexicali to Los Angeles 228 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $430 - $650 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $700 - $2400 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexicali to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Mexicali and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via San Ysidro, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 3m.

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The distance between Mexicali and Los Angeles is 304 km. The road distance is 364.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 7h 3m and costs $600 - $1300.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Mexicali to Los Angeles bus services, operated by ABC, depart from Mexicali station.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 2h 46m and costs $700 - $2400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $600 - $1300 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest flight from El Centro Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Mexicali to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Mexicali to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 189.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Mexicali, Mexico and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Mokulele flies from Mexicali to Los Angeles 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexicali to Los Angeles via Tijuana and San Ysidro, Ca in around 7h 3m.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from El Centro to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Ysidro to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Tijuana Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20

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Yes, the driving distance between Mexicali to Los Angeles is 365 km. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from Mexicali to Los Angeles.

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Mokulele offers flights from El Centro Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2635+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to El Centro Airport is to drive which takes 30m and costs $40 - $60.

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