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There are 5 ways to get from Riverside to Tijuana by train, 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, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Cheapest option

Train via Oceanside station  •  6 h 55 min

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

$28 - $119

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 6 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 Pacific Surfliner

$40 - $79

Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Galleria @ Tyler to Harbor FS Katella 200
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

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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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Magnolia + Beatty and arriving at Tijuana Centro via Galleria @ Tyler, Katella-Harbor and Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 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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The best way to get from Riverside to Tijuana without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Riverside to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Riverside to Tijuana bus services, operated by Riverside Transit Agency, depart from Galleria @ Tyler station.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Tijuana is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min.

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Riverside to Tijuana bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, arrive at Tijuana Centro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to Tijuana is 116 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Riverside to Tijuana.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 103.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 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, America Plaza Station, San Ysidro/Intl Border, and San Ysidro in around 6 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riverside to Tijuana via Galleria @ Tyler, Harbor FS Katella, Katella-Harbor, Santa Ana-Santiago, and Santa Ana in around 7 h 3 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Oceanside Transit Center to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Galleria @ Tyler to Harbor FS Katella
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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