There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Tijuana by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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 San Francisco to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$87 - $341

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Anaheim via Oakland / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$27 - $91

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$101 - $384

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN
  3. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$97 - $366

Fly Oakland to Santa Ana, night bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$124 - $655

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$91 - $103

Caltrain, train  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak

$113 - $286

Night bus  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6849 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9451 / ...

$62 - $154

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Tijuana 523.4 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Tijuana is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 44 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Tijuana is to fly and line 9455 bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $85 - $350.

More details

The distance between San Francisco and Tijuana is 765 km. The road distance is 838 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from San Francisco to Tijuana, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Anaheim, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 51 min.

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Tijuana via Anaheim and Anaheim, Ca in around 12 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Tijuana via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak, and San Diego, Ca in around 18 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Train operators
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
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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
Greyhound USA
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
Night bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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 Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
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

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