There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Tijuana by bus, train, 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

Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9483 / ...

$36 - $87

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA 4591
  2. Take the bus from East Los Angeles to Tijuana

$14 - $37

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 19 min

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

$49 - $114

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Tijuana 238.7 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Santa Barbara, line 9455 bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$162 - $625

Bus to Los Angeles, fly, line 9455 bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  3. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$155 - $418

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Tijuana is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which costs $13 - $40 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Tijuana is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Tijuana is 205 miles. The road distance is 238.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Santa Barbara to Tijuana, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Tijuana via Los Angeles, Ca in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Tijuana 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 18 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
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 East Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$12 - $17
Platinum
$18 - $24
Ejecutivo
$19 - $27
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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