There are 12 ways to get from Nogales to Mexicali by bus, train, taxi, car, plane or tram

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, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  4. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$79 - $174

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Bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales to Santa Ana Tufesa
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Mexicali Bus Terminal Tufesa

$29 - $67

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Bus TAP  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales to Santa Ana
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Caborca TAP
  3. Take the bus from Caborca TAP to Mexicali

$41 - $69

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales to Ímuris Tufesa
  2. Take the bus from Ímuris to Mexicali Bus Terminal Monterrey-Tijuana 2

$62 - $98

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales to Phoenix, Az 9492 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Calexico, Ca 6317 / ...

$64 - $176

Taxi  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nogales to Mexicali 368.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Nogales to Mexicali 368.6 miles

$45 - $75

Bus to Tucson, fly to San Diego, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to San Diego (SAN) TUS - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$160 - $358

Bus to Tucson, fly to Yuma, bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to Yuma (YUM) TUS - YUM
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$150 - $788

Bus to Phoenix, fly to Yuma, line 95 bus, bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Yuma (YUM) PHX - YUM
  3. Take the line 95 bus from 26th Street @ 23rd Avenue to 2nd Ave and B Street
  4. Take the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$180 - $313

Bus to Phoenix, fly to San Diego, tram, bus  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$165 - $383

Bus to Tucson, fly to El Centro  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to El Centro (IPL) TUS - IPL

$142 - $673

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nogales to Mexicali is to bus which costs $550 - $1300 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nogales to Mexicali is to taxi which costs $2100 - $2500 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nogales to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Nogales and arriving at Mexicali via Santa Ana and Caborca TAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 21 min.

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The distance between Nogales and Mexicali is 450 km. The road distance is 589.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nogales to Mexicali without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 16 min and costs $1400 - $3300.

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It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to get from Nogales to Mexicali, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Tucson Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Nogales to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Calexico, Ca station.

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Mexicali is 1 h behind Nogales. It is currently 3:45 PM in Nogales and 3:45 PM in Mexicali.

Map of how to get from Nogales to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Nogales to Mexicali via Santa Ana and Caborca TAP in around 9 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tucson to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Tucson to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Yuma
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Salt Lake City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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 Tucson Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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GotoBus
Plus
$7 - $11
Platinum
$12 - $16
Ejecutivo
$11 - $17
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$6 - $10
Platinum
$10 - $14
Ejecutivo
$10 - $14
Bus from Nogales to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$7 - $12
Platinum
$12 - $16
Ejecutivo
$12 - $17
Bus from Santa Ana to Caborca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$7 - $12
Platinum
$12 - $16
Ejecutivo
$12 - $17
Bus from Nogales to Ímuris
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$6 - $10
Platinum
$10 - $14
Ejecutivo
$9 - $14
Bus from Santa Ana to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$21 - $30
Platinum
$30 - $40
Ejecutivo
$35 - $50
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$6 - $10
Platinum
$10 - $14
Ejecutivo
$10 - $14
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
Bus from 26th Street @ 23rd Avenue to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Caborca TAP
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$11 - $16
Bus from Caborca TAP to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$26 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Ímuris to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.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 Nogales to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Other operators
Taxi from Nogales to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Nogales to Mexicali is 590 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Nogales to Mexicali.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Tucson Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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