There are 6 ways to get from Riverside to Tijuana by train, bus, 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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Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$41 - $80

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Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall Ring Rd. 208
  2. Take the bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Oceanside Transit Center 202
  3. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$16 - $37

4 alternative options

Bus, line 9455 bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca 7015 / ...
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$28 - $65

Train, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9473 / ...

$26 - $49

Train, night bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9451 / ...

$25 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Tijuana 116.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Riverside to Tijuana is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to Tijuana is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Riverside and Tijuana is 103 miles. The road distance is 116.3 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, San Bernardino, Ca and San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Tijuana without a car is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $40 - $80.

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Riverside to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at A St & Front station.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 103.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

You can take a train from Riverside to Tijuana via Santa Ana station, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak, America Plaza Station, and San Ysidro/Intl Border in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riverside to Tijuana via San Bernardino Transit Center, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, Sbx- E St @ Court Nb Ns, San Bernardino, Ca, and San Diego, Ca in around 5 h 4 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
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
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
Night bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall Ring Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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