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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Mazatlán by plane, bus or car

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Fly Tijuana to Mazatlan  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Mazatlan (MZT) TIJ - MZT

$118 - $312

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Bus TAP  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mazatlán

$69 - $139

6 alternative options

Fly San Diego to Mazatlan  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Mazatlan (MZT) SAN - MZT

$259 - $962

Fly Tijuana to Culiacan, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Culiacan (CUL) TIJ - CUL
  2. Take the bus from Culiacán to Mazatlán

$78 - $416

Fly Tijuana to Durango, bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Durango (DGO) TIJ - DGO
  2. Take the bus from Durango to Mazatlán

$160 - $650

Bus Tufesa Mexico  •  27 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mazatlán Tufesa

$112

Bus TAP Royal International  •  34 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán

$187 - $212

Drive  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Mazatlán 1204.1 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mazatlán is to bus which costs $65 - $140 and takes 29 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mazatlán is to fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Mazatlán. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Mazatlán via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Mazatlán is 932 miles. The road distance is 1204.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mazatlán without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 41 min and costs $113.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from San Diego to Mazatlán, including transfers.

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San Diego to Mazatlán bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Tijuana station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mazatlán is to fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $110 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $113 and takes 27 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Mazatlan Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 29 min.

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San Diego to Mazatlán bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Mazatlán station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Mazatlán.
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  • Distance: 931.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

Volaris flies from San Diego to Mazatlán once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Mazatlán via San Ysidro/Intl Border, Tijuana, San Luis Río Colorado, and San Luis Río Colorado in around 27 h 41 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Mazatlan
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Tijuana to Durango
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Mazatlan via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Mazatlan via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Tijuana to Durango
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Mazatlan via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Bus operators
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Culiacán to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
22 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$22 - $35
Full Fare
$22 - $35
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$13 - $21
Primera Select
$20 - $26
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$20 - $28
Ejecutivo
$24 - $26
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
TAP
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
taproyal.com

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More Questions & Answers

Mazatlán is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 1:15 PM in San Diego and 2:15 PM in Mazatlán.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Mazatlán is 1204 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 6 min to drive from San Diego to Mazatlán.

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Volaris offers flights from Tijuana Airport to Mazatlan Airport.

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There are 299+ hotels available in Mazatlán. Prices start at $44 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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