There are 3 ways to get from San Diego to Mexicali by bus or car

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Bus ABC  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$24 - $40

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Calexico, Ca 9610 / ...

$29 - $92

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Mexicali 128.2 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mexicali is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mexicali is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Mexicali via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Mexicali is 100 miles. The road distance is 128.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $23 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from San Diego to Mexicali, including transfers.

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San Diego to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Calexico, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Mexicali is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from San Diego to Mexicali.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 100.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

ABC operates a bus from San Diego to Mexicali hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Aguacaliente also services this route every 2 hours.

Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.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.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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