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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

2 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  7 h 43 min

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

$42 - $62

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 ABC, depart from Tijuana station.

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San Diego to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali 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 46+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 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
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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