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

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  9 h 40 min

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

$64 - $92

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Bus via Santa Ana  •  10 h 27 min

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

$34 - $51

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales, AZ to Tucson, AZ
  2. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak Station 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 Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$85 - $177

Bus TAP  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales to Santa Ana Tap
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to San Luis Río Colorado
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$38 - $70

Taxi  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nogales to Mexicali 368.6 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Nogales to Mexicali 368.6 miles

$45 - $75

Bus to Hermosillo, fly to Mexicali  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Nogales TAP to Hermosillo
  2. Fly from Hermosillo (HMO) to Mexicali (MXL) HMO - MXL

$126 - $316

Bus to Tucson, fly to San Diego, bus  •  8 h 50 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

$167 - $363

Bus to Tucson, fly to Yuma, bus  •  10 h 3 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

$157 - $792

Bus to Tucson, fly to El Centro  •  7 h 52 min

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

$139 - $678

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nogales to Mexicali is to bus which costs $650 - $1000 and takes 10 h 27 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 Bus Terminal via Ímuris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 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 which takes 9 h 40 min and costs $1200 - $1800.

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It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to get from Nogales to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Nogales to Mexicali bus services, operated by Tufesa Mexico, depart from Nogales station.

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The quickest flight from Hermosillo Airport to Mexicali Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Nogales to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Mexicali Bus Terminal station.

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Mexicali is 1 h behind Nogales. It is currently 2:43 PM in Nogales and 1:43 PM in Mexicali.

Map of how to get from Nogales to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Nogales to Mexicali via Ímuris in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tucson to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Tucson to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Tucson to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
TAR Aerolineas
Website
facebook.com
Flights from Hermosillo to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $280
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 Tucson Amtrak Station 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
Bus operators
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Ímuris
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
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 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
$14 - $20
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GotoBus
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
ABC
Website
abc.com.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
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reservamos.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
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$11 - $16
Bus from Santa Ana to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$27 - $40
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$10 - $14
Bus from Nogales TAP to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$19 - $26
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Nogales to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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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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TAR Aerolineas offers flights from Hermosillo Airport to Mexicali Airport.

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