There are 5 ways to get from Sylmar to Tijuana by bus, train, tram, 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 Tufesa  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from San Fernando, CA to San Ysidro

$36 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus via Los Angeles, Ca  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sylmar station to Hill / 7th 794 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$23 - $56

3 alternative options

Train, tram  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border

$40 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sylmar to Tijuana 164.2 miles

$16 - $24

Train, fly, line 9455 bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to L. A. Union Station station
  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

$123 - $379

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sylmar station to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Sylmar station and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via San Fernando, CA and San Ysidro, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Sylmar and Tijuana is 151 miles. The road distance is 164.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sylmar to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Sylmar to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Sylmar to Tijuana bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from San Fernando, CA station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sylmar to Tijuana bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at San Ysidro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sylmar to Tijuana is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Sylmar to Tijuana.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sylmar to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 150.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Tufesa operates a bus from Sylmar to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Fernando, CA to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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GotoBus
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sylmar station to Hill / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20

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