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

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Tram  •  48 min

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

$4

2 alternative options

Line 9455 bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$9 - $20

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Tijuana 20.9 miles

$2 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Tijuana is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tijuana is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Tijuana is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Tijuana without a car is to line 9455 bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $9 - $20.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from San Diego to Tijuana, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Tijuana is 21 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from San Diego to Tijuana.

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  • Distance: 17.4 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Tijuana every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20

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