There are 5 ways to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$63 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus via Tijuana  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Santa Maria Transit Center 10
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Huntington Park, CA to Tijuana

$39 - $98

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Santa Maria Transit Center 10
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$47 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana 345 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Diego (SAN) SBP - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$151 - $778

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana via Santa Maria Transit Center, Santa Maria, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 10 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Santa Maria Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Huntington Park, CA to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$11 - $17
Platinum
$17 - $23
Ejecutivo
$18 - $26

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana?

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Tijuana is 458 km. The road distance is 552 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana?

The cheapest way to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana?

The quickest way to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana is to drive which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $30 - $50.

Is there a direct bus between San Luis Obispo and Tijuana?

No, there is no direct bus from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Government Center Osos & Palm and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Santa Maria, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana?

It takes approximately 9 h 34 min to get from San Luis Obispo to Tijuana, including transfers.