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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Ana to Ensenada by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9493 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Ensenada

$25 - $49

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Bus, Tijuana Airport to Ensenada  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana International Airport 606 Aeropuerto Tijuana / ...
  2. Take the Tijuana Airport to Ensenada from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada Tijuana Airport to Ensenada

$50 - $75

Train, bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Ensenada

$40 - $76

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Santa Ana to Ensenada 175.1 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana to Ensenada is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Ana to Ensenada is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Ana to Ensenada. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana, Ca and arriving at Ensenada via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 49m.

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The distance between Santa Ana and Ensenada is 150 miles. The road distance is 175.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana to Ensenada without a car is to bus which takes 5h 49m and costs $24 - $50.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Santa Ana to Ensenada, including transfers.

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Santa Ana to Ensenada bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Santa Ana to Ensenada bus services, operated by Aguacaliente, arrive at Ensenada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Ana to Ensenada is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Santa Ana to Ensenada.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Ensenada. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Ana to Ensenada.
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  • Distance: 149.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Santa Ana, CA, USA and Ensenada, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Santa Ana to Ensenada via San Ysidro, Ca and Tijuana in around 5h 49m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx

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