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There are 9 ways to get from Sacramento to Tijuana by plane, tram, bus, train, subway 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 Sacramento to San Diego, tram, bus  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN) SMF - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$116 - $488

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Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to San Diego, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$96 - $138

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Train to Oakland, fly to San Diego  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN

$130 - $475

Train to San Jose, fly to San Diego  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN

$125 - $466

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to San Diego  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN

$120 - $437

Fly Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SMF - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Fontana to Tijuana

$163 - $359

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Train  •  20h 9m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$124 - $352

Drive  •  8h 43m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Tijuana 526.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Tijuana is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Tijuana is to fly and tram and bus which costs $110 - $490 and takes 4h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sacramento and arriving at Tijuana Centro. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 29m.

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The distance between Sacramento and Tijuana is 493 miles. The road distance is 526.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 12h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Sacramento to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Tijuana bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Sacramento station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Tijuana is to bus which takes 12h 29m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 20h 9m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 492.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

ACN Autobuses operates a bus from Sacramento to Tijuana 4 times a week, and the journey takes 12h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sacramento to Tijuana via Los Angeles Union Station, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, America Plaza Station, San Ysidro/Intl Border, and San Ysidro in around 20h 9m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.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 Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 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
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
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
2h 54m
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
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
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fontana to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Tijuana is 527 miles. It takes approximately 8h 43m to drive from Sacramento to Tijuana.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 242+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12m and costs $2.

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