There are 4 ways to get from Phoenix to Tecate by bus, car, tram or plane

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

Bus via Mexicali  •  8 h 55 min

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

$50 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Ysidro Tufesa

$35 - $89

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Tecate 330.5 miles

$30 - $50

Tram, fly, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the tram from Jefferson/1st Ave to 44th St/Washington
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN
  3. Take the tram from Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center
  4. Take the bus from El Cajon Transit Center to Sr 188 & Tecate Mart

$105 - $292

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

You can take a bus from Phoenix to Tecate via Calexico, Ca, Calexico,CA, and Mexicali in around 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Website
valleymetro.org
Tram from Jefferson/1st Ave to 44th St/Washington
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
San Diego Metro Transit
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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 Mexicali to Tecate
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$24 - $35
Platinum
$35 - $50
Ejecutivo
$40 - $55

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Phoenix to Tecate?

The distance between Phoenix and Tecate is 435 km. The road distance is 529 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Tecate?

The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Tecate is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Phoenix to Tecate?

The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Tecate is to drive which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $30 - $50.

Is there a direct bus between Phoenix and Tecate?

No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Tecate. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Tecate via Calexico,CA and Mexicali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Phoenix to Tecate?

It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Phoenix to Tecate, including transfers.