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There are 6 ways to get from Phoenix to Tijuana by train, plane, tram, bus or car

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Train, fly, tram, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson/1st Ave to 44th St/Washington
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$111 - $338

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 45 min

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

$52 - $137

4 alternative options

Bus 1st Class Shuttle  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Yuma, AZ
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Tijuana

$85 - $95

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix to Tijuana Reynosa-Tijuana

$55 - $85

Bus via Tijuana Bus Terminal  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix to Mexicali Juárez-Mexicali
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Tijuana Bus Terminal

$61 - $98

Drive  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Tijuana 369.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Tijuana is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Tijuana is to train and fly and tram and bus which costs $110 - $340 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Phoenix and arriving at Tijuana. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and Tijuana is 295 miles. The road distance is 369.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Phoenix to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Phoenix to Tijuana 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 Tijuana bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Tijuana station.

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Tijuana is 1 h behind Phoenix. It is currently 11:15 AM in Phoenix and 10:15 AM in Tijuana.

Map of how to get from Phoenix to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 294.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Phoenix to Tijuana via Calexico, Ca, Calexico,CA, and Mexicali in around 8 h 45 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Train from Jefferson/1st Ave to 44th St/Washington
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
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
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 San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
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
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
1st Class Shuttle
Website
1stclassshuttle.com
Bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Yuma, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
1stclassshuttle.com
Book at
shuttleyuma.hudsonltd.net
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Tijuana Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20

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Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Tijuana is 370 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to drive from Phoenix to Tijuana.

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

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

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