There are 3 ways to get from San Diego to Rosarito by bus, car or tram

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Line 9455 bus, drive  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9455 / ...
  2. Drive from San Ysidro, Ca to Rosarito

$11 - $21

Cheapest option

Tram, drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line
  2. Drive from San Ysidro/Intl Border to Rosarito

$4 - $6

1 alternative option

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Rosarito 36.5 miles

$3 - $6

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The distance between San Diego and Rosarito is 26 miles. The road distance is 36.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from San Diego to Rosarito, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Rosarito is 36 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from San Diego to Rosarito.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Rosarito. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Rosarito.
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  • Distance: 25.6 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

There is no direct connection from San Diego to Rosarito. However, you can take the line 9455 bus to San Ysidro, Ca then take the drive to Rosarito. Alternatively, you can take the tram to San Ysidro/Intl Border then take the drive to Rosarito.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
+1 619-233-3004
Tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
41 min
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Schedules at
Bus operators
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
25 min
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
$8 - $12
$14 - $18

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