There are 7 ways to get from Santa Maria 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  •  8 h 22 min

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

$43 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus via Tijuana  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park, CA to Tijuana

$35 - $91

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 39 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 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$63 - $145

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Santa Maria to Tijuana 314.4 miles

$30 - $45

Bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly  •  8 h 27 min

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

$156 - $783

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly, line 9455 bus  •  9 h 7 min

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

$189 - $750

Bus, bus to Los Angeles, fly  •  8 h 33 min

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

$165 - $451

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

You can take a bus from Santa Maria to Tijuana via Los Angeles, Ca in around 8 h 22 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 to Friday
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
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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
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 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
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
$18 - $23
Ejecutivo
$18 - $26
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Maria to Tijuana?

The distance between Santa Maria and Tijuana is 418 km. The road distance is 503 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Maria to Tijuana?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Maria to Tijuana?

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

Is there a direct bus between Santa Maria and Tijuana?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Maria to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Santa Maria, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Maria to Tijuana?

It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from Santa Maria to Tijuana, including transfers.