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There are 9 ways to get from Modesto to Mexicali by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto to San Ysidro 498 Sacramento / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$76 - $83

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Bus Tufesa  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, CA to San Ysidro, CA
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$36 - $115

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Train, bus  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Modesto Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Modesto to Mexicali 539.7 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Oakland, fly, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$122 - $418

Bus to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$113 - $381

Bus to San Jose, fly, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$118 - $405

Bus to Sacramento, fly, bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN) SMF - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$139 - $495

Train to Fresno, fly, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Modesto Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  2. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Diego (SAN) FAT - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$136 - $417

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The cheapest way to get from Modesto to Mexicali is to bus which costs $75 - $85 and takes 14 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Modesto to Mexicali is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $420 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Modesto to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Modesto and arriving at Mexicali via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 8 min.

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The distance between Modesto and Mexicali is 469 miles. The road distance is 539.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Modesto to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 8 min and costs $75 - $85.

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It takes approximately 14 h 8 min to get from Modesto to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Modesto to Mexicali bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Modesto station.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Modesto to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Modesto to Mexicali is 540 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to drive from Modesto to Mexicali.

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  • Distance: 469.4 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Modesto to Mexicali via San Ysidro and Tijuana in around 14 h 8 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 Modesto Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
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
Train from Modesto Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Modesto to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Modesto to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Modesto, CA to San Ysidro, CA
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $90
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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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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