There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Mexico City by plane, bus or car

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Fly Tijuana to Mexico City  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Mexico City (MEX) TIJ - MEX

$70 - $249

5 alternative options

Fly Tijuana to Toluca  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Toluca (TLC) TIJ - TLC

$99 - $313

Bus to Mexicali, fly to Mexico City  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
  2. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Mexico City (MEX) MXL - MEX

$89 - $227

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  41 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Poniente Guadalajara

$140 - $190

Bus TAP  •  44 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$90 - $210

Drive  •  30 h 30 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Mexico City 1830.9 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mexico City is to fly which costs $70 - $250 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mexico City is to fly which costs $70 - $250 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Mexico City is 1452 miles. The road distance is 1830.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mexico City without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 1 min and costs $140 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from San Diego to Mexico City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mexico City is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $70 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $190 and takes 41 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Mexico City is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 11:22 AM in San Diego and 1:22 PM in Mexico City.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Mexico City is 1831 miles. It takes approximately 30 h 30 min to drive from San Diego to Mexico City.

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Hainan, Viva Aerobus, Interjet and two other airlines offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Mexico City.
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  • Distance: 1452 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

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

Hainan, Interjet and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Mexico City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Mexico City via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico Poniente, and Observatorio in around 41 h 1 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Tijuana to Mexico City via Culiacan
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Tijuana to Toluca via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Tijuana to Toluca via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Tijuana to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$99
Primera Select
$106
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Poniente
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $55
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$51
Internet Discount
$46

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