Directions from San Francisco to Baja California

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from San Francisco, tram, drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. SFO - SAN

$82 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. via Oakland / ...
  2. Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$52 - $114

6 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly, tram, drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. OAK - SAN

$96 - $369

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. SJC - SAN

$92 - $351

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Northern CA-Southern CA

$91 - $102

Train  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Coast Starlight
  2. Pacific Surfliner

$107 - $283

Night bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. 6849 / ...
  2. 9451 / ...

$63 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. 523.4 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Baja California, Mexico?

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Tijuana via Lake Merritt, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak, America Plaza Station, and San Ysidro/Intl Border in around 18 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to Iris Ave Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to Tijuana Airport (TIJ)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Baja California is 1091 km. The road distance is 838 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Baja California is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Baja California is to fly and tram and drive which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $80 - $330.

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from San Francisco to Baja California, including transfers.