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There are 7 ways to get from Reno to Mexicali by plane, bus, train, night bus 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.

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Fly to San Diego, bus  •  7 h 10 min

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

$117 - $633

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Night bus, bus  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Reno to Anaheim
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$55 - $99

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Fly to Yuma, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Yuma (YUM) RNO - YUM
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$202 - $972

Fly to El Centro  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to El Centro (IPL) RNO - IPL

$164 - $708

Bus  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to San Ysidro
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$98 - $129

Train, bus  •  28 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$164 - $412

Drive  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Reno to Mexicali 631.3 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Reno to Mexicali is to night bus and bus which costs $50 - $100 and takes 20 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reno to Mexicali is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reno to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Reno, Nv and arriving at Mexicali via Sacramento and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 34 min.

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The distance between Reno and Mexicali is 538 miles. The road distance is 631.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Reno to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 34 min and costs $95 - $130.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Reno to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Reno to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Reno, Nv station.

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The best way to get from Reno to Mexicali is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $130 and takes 19 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Reno Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Reno to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Map of how to get from Reno to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 538.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Reno, NV, USA and Mexicali, Mexico?

Southwest Airlines, Mokulele and two other airlines fly from Reno to Mexicali hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reno to Mexicali via Sacramento, Ca, Sacramento, San Ysidro, and Tijuana in around 19 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Reno to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Reno to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Reno to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Reno to El Centro via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reno to El Centro via Oakland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reno to El Centro via San Jose, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Reno to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Reno to El Centro via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reno to El Centro via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reno to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Reno to Yuma via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Train 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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
Book at
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
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
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 Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Reno to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Reno to Mexicali is 631 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 11 min to drive from Reno to Mexicali.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Reno Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Reno to Reno Airport is to line 12 bus which takes 19 min and costs $2 - $5.

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