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

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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Bus  •  13 h 16 min

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

$69 - $151

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Train, bus  •  16 h 35 min

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

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Fresno, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Fresno, Ca to Calexico, Ca 9601

$72 - $205

Bus, night bus Amtrak  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the night bus from Fresno Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. 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 41 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, bus to San Jose, fly  •  9 h 45 min

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

$122 - $440

Bus to Sacramento, fly, bus  •  10 h

  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

Bus to Fresno, fly, bus  •  9 h 59 min

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

$122 - $384

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The cheapest way to get from Modesto to Mexicali is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 9 h 2 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 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Modesto to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Modesto, Ca and arriving at Mexicali via Los Angeles, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 16 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 13 h 16 min and costs $65 - $160.

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It takes approximately 13 h 16 min to get from Modesto to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Modesto to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Modesto, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Modesto to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Calexico, Ca 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: 13 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Modesto to Mexicali via Los Angeles, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 13 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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 7 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Modesto Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
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 Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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
Bus operators
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 Modesto, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Night bus from Fresno, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Book at
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
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
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
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Fresno Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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