There are 4 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate by tram, bus or car

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Tram, bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the tram from Washington St Station to El Cajon Transit Center Sycuan Green Line
  2. Take the bus from El Cajon Transit Center to Sr 188 & Tecate Mart 894

$4 - $6

3 alternative options

Line 9455 bus, bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Tecate Ensenada-Tecate

$14 - $30

Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Tecate Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez

$40 - $60

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate 48.7 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at Tecate via San Diego, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Tecate is 35 miles. The road distance is 48.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate without a car is to tram and bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate, including transfers.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate bus services, operated by Estrella Blanca, arrive at Tecate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate is 49 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate.

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There are four+ hotels available in Tecate. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between San Diego Airport (SAN), USA and Tecate, Mexico?

You can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tecate via Broadway & State St, San Diego, Ca, Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, and Tijuana in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Washington St Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 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.

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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
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Tecate
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$5 - $8
Primera Select
$3 - $5
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Tecate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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