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There are 5 ways to get from Phoenix to Mexicali by bus, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 55 min

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

$40 - $119

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix to Mexicali Juárez-Mexicali

$45 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Mexicali 248.3 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to San Diego, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$117 - $310

Fly to Yuma, line 95 bus, bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$132 - $239

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Mexicali is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Mexicali is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Phoenix and arriving at Mexicali. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and Mexicali is 205 miles. The road distance is 248.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Phoenix to Mexicali, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Mexicali is 1 h behind Phoenix. It is currently 6:04 PM in Phoenix and 5:04 PM in Mexicali.

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  • Distance: 205 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Mexicali, Mexico?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Phoenix to Mexicali 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Yuma
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
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 Phoenix, Az to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
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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
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 26th Street @ 23rd Avenue to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Mexicali is 248 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Phoenix to Mexicali.

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

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There are 48+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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