There are 8 ways to get from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via San Ysidro, Ca  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9465

$48 - $152

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Bus, train via Carpinteria, CA  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Carpinteria, CA
  2. Take the train from Carpinteria Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$116 - $231

Bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Airport Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$69 - $122

Bus, train  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$69 - $200

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 312.1 miles

$30 - $45

Bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Hagerman Softball Complex to Government Center Osos & Palm
  2. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Diego (SAN) SBP - SAN

$153 - $812

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Diego (SAN) SBA - SAN

$199 - $776

Bus to Los Angeles, fly  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN

$178 - $471

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ). However, there are services departing from Santa Maria Public Airport and arriving at Tijuana Airport via Santa Maria, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca and San Ysidro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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The distance between Santa Maria Airport (SMX) and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 259 miles. The road distance is 312.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 41 min and costs $45 - $160.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ), including transfers.

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Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Maria, Ca station.

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There is no direct flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Ysidro, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 312 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Tijuana Airport (TIJ). Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).
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  • Distance: 258.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

What companies run services between Santa Maria Airport (SMX), USA and Tijuana Airport (TIJ), Mexico?

You can take a bus from Santa Maria Airport (SMX) to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) via Transit Center, Santa Maria, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and San Ysidro in around 9 h 41 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 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
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carpinteria Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
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

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 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 San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Carpinteria, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Hagerman Softball Complex to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org

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