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There are 3 ways to get from San Clemente to Tijuana by train, tram, 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, tram  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line

$38 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9473 / ...

$18 - $36

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from San Clemente to Tijuana 78.3 miles

$7 - $12

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

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

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The distance between San Clemente and Tijuana is 73 miles. The road distance is 78.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Clemente to Tijuana without a car is to train and tram which takes 3h 10m and costs $35 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from San Clemente to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Clemente to Tijuana is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from San Clemente to Tijuana.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 73.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Clemente to Tijuana every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $28 and the journey takes 2h 25m.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
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
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28

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