There are 10 ways to get from Sacramento to Tijuana by plane, bus, train, subway, 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 Sacramento to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN) SMF - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$113 - $455

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Bus Tufesa  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Merced to San Ysidro, CA

$45 - $136

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Train to Oakland, fly to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN
  3. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$127 - $442

Train to San Jose, fly to San Diego  •  7 h 25 min

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

$122 - $430

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to San Diego  •  7 h 14 min

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

$117 - $404

Fly Sacramento to Santa Ana, night bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Santa Ana (SNA) SMF - SNA
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$171 - $436

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13 h 40 min

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

$96 - $104

Train, bus  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

Train  •  19 h 20 min

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

$116 - $303

Drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Tijuana 526.8 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Merced and San Ysidro, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 54 min.

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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 13 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Sacramento to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Tijuana is to bus which takes 13 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 20 min.

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

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Sacramento to Tijuana bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at San Ysidro, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Tijuana is 527 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 43 min 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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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 492.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Sacramento to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sacramento to Tijuana via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, America Plaza Station, and San Ysidro/Intl Border in around 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
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 Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
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 Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
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 Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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 Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
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
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Merced to San Ysidro, CA
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $80
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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