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There are 5 ways to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana by 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.

Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Cheapest option

Bus, train via America Plaza Station  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
  3. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$40 - $79

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro

Bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio to San Ysidro Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$65 - $131

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Tijuana 141.4 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from N Palm Cyn at Chino and arriving at Tijuana via Hwy 111 at Flower, Indio and San Ysidro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Tijuana is 96 miles. The road distance is 141.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 6 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Indio station.

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Palm Springs to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at San Ysidro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Tijuana is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Palm Springs to Tijuana.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Tijuana via Fullerton, CA, Fullerton Amtrak Station, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, and Santa Ana in around 6 h 29 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
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 Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Indio to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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