There are 3 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana by tram, car or bus

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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Tram, drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the tram from Washington St Station to 12th & Imperial Transit Center
  2. Take the tram from 12th & Imperial Transit Center to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Drive from San Ysidro/Intl Border to Tijuana

$6

2 alternative options

Line 992 bus, line 9455 bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 992 bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & State St 992
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$11 - $22

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana 24 miles

$2 - $4

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Tijuana is 20 miles. The road distance is 24 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana without a car is to line 992 bus and line 9455 bus which takes 1 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana, including transfers.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 station.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana is 24 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 19.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Tijuana via Broadway & State St and San Diego, Ca in around 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Washington St Station to 12th & Imperial Transit Center
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Tram from 12th & Imperial Transit Center to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
33 min
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.

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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

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