There are 10 ways to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Mexicali to Zacatecas  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Zacatecas (ZCL) MXL - ZCL

$175 - $668

Cheapest option

Bus via Culiacán  •  33 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Culiacán
  2. Take the bus from Culiacán to Durango
  3. Take the bus from Durango to Zacatecas

$97 - $216

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Bus to Tijuana, fly to Zacatecas  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Zacatecas (ZCL) TIJ - ZCL

$202 - $1,031

Fly Mexicali to Aguascalientes, bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Aguascalientes (AGU) MXL - AGU
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$145 - $499

Fly Mexicali to Guadalajara, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Guadalajara (GDL) MXL - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$100 - $424

Bus to Tijuana, fly to Aguascalientes, bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Aguascalientes (AGU) TIJ - AGU
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$117 - $222

Bus, train  •  31 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Calexico,CA to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada Tdn
  4. Take the bus from Villa Ahumada to Pistolas Meneses
  5. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas

$176 - $395

Bus  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali, MX to Zapopan
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas Tdn

$100 - $194

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Saltillo Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saltillo to Zacatecas Ave/DelNorte / ...

$133 - $203

Drive  •  23 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Mexicali to Zacatecas 1275.7 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas is to bus which costs $1800 - $3700 and takes 34 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas is to bus and fly which costs $3800 - $20000 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexicali to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from Mexicali and arriving at Zacatecas via Culiacán and Durango. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 8 min.

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The distance between Mexicali and Zacatecas is 1673 km. The road distance is 2041.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 8 min and costs $1800 - $4100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas, including transfers.

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Mexicali to Zacatecas bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Mexicali station.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas is to fly which takes 7 h 7 min and costs $3200 - $13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1800 - $4100 and takes 33 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mexicali Airport to Zacatecas Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Mexicali to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Omnibus de Mexico, arrive at Zacatecas station.

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Map of how to get from Mexicali to Zacatecas.
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  • Distance: 1045.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between Mexicali, Mexico and Zacatecas, Mexico?

Aeroméxico and Volaris fly from Mexicali to Zacatecas 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexicali to Zacatecas via Culiacán and Durango in around 33 h 8 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexicali to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Mexicali to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara via Culiacan
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$350 - $480
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $23
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$12
Bus from Culiacán to Durango
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$35 - $55
Regular Price
$79
Internet Discount
$67
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$38
Internet Discount
$33
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$15 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$16 - $23
Ejecutivo
$16 - $18
Bus from Saltillo to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$24 - $35
Ejecutivo
$31 - $34
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$19
Internet Discount
$17
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $18
Primera Select
$16 - $21
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Calexico,CA to Yuma
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Saltillo
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Villa Ahumada to Pistolas Meneses
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Regular Price
$26
Internet Discount
$24
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$70 - $100
Bus from Mexicali, MX to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $140

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