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Recommended option

Train, tram  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. UC San Diego Blue Line

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. 9473 / ...

$19 - $38

3 alternative options

Train, line 9455 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. 9455 / ...

$35 - $71

Amtrak Thruway, line 9455 bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. 5818
  2. 9455 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. 78.3 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Clemente and Tijuana is 117 km. The road distance is 125 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Clemente to Tijuana is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from San Clemente to Tijuana is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs $7 - $12.

No, there is no direct bus from San Clemente to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via San Juan Capistrano, CA and San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from San Clemente to Tijuana, including transfers.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Clemente to Tijuana hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 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

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