There are 4 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, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$34 - $69

Cheapest option

Line 111 bus, bus, line 9455 bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 111 bus from N Palm Cyn at Chino to Town Center & Hahn 111
  2. Take the bus from Town Center & Hahn to 2nd at Commerce 220
  3. Take the bus from Mt San Jacinto College San Jacinto to Escondido Transit Center 217
  4. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Union St 235 / ...
  5. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$21 - $39

2 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$23 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Tijuana 141.4 miles

$13 - $20

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 Transportation Center, Anaheim Amtrak, and Anaheim, Ca in around 6 h 58 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from N Palm Cyn at Chino to Town Center & Hahn
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Bus from Town Center & Hahn to 2nd at Commerce
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Mt San Jacinto College San Jacinto to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palm Springs and Tijuana is 154 km. The road distance is 226 km.

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

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

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 Central Bus Term, Mx via Town Center & Hahn, 2nd St 1540 @ Walmart, Mt San Jacinto College San Jacinto, Escondido Transit Center and San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Palm Springs to Tijuana, including transfers.