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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Matamoros by plane, bus, train, 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 San Diego to Brownsville  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Brownsville (BRO) SAN - BRO

$283 - $1,104

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Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Brownsville, TX Tijuana Airport-Matamoros

$130 - $220

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Fly San Diego to Harlingen  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Harlingen (HRL) SAN - HRL

$348 - $1,266

Fly San Diego to McAllen, bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to McAllen (MFE) SAN - MFE
  2. Take the bus from Reynosa to Matamoros

$289 - $1,124

Fly Tijuana to Matamoros  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Matamoros (MAM) TIJ - MAM

$224 - $1,856

Bus via San Bernardino  •  39 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Escondido to San Bernardino
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino to Brownsville, TX

$157 - $268

Train, night bus  •  40 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$245 - $706

Drive  •  25 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Matamoros 1563.2 miles

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Matamoros is to bus which costs $130 - $220 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Matamoros is to fly which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at Brownsville, TX. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Matamoros is 1280 miles. The road distance is 1563.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Matamoros without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 58 min and costs $150 - $270.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from San Diego to Matamoros, including transfers.

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San Diego to Matamoros bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Broadway & 5th Av station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Matamoros is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $280 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $270 and takes 39 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Matamoros bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Brownsville, TX station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Matamoros.
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  • Distance: 1280.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Matamoros hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Matamoros via Escondido Transit Center, Escondido, and San Bernardino in around 39 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Phoenix, Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Las Vegas, Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Ciudad Juarez, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Culiacan, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Chihuahua, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Durango, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tijuana to Matamoros via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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 Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$13 - $19
Ejecutivo
$11 - $13
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Escondido to San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Bernardino to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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More Questions & Answers

Matamoros is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 3:16 AM in San Diego and 5:16 AM in Matamoros.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Matamoros is 1563 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 39 min to drive from San Diego to Matamoros.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Matamoros. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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