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There are 8 ways to get from Tapachula to Tijuana by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Tijuana  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Tijuana (TIJ) TAP - TIJ

$94 - $355

7 alternative options

Fly to Mexicali, bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Mexicali (MXL) TAP - MXL
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana

$120 - $419

Fly to San Diego  •  12h 4m

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to San Diego (SAN) TAP - SAN

$248 - $911

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  46h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Puebla CAPU Gl/Occ
  2. Take the bus from ACN Puebla to Tijuana Buenavista 1385 Puebla-Ensenada / ...

$137 - $177

Bus via Gómez Palacio  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Puebla CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla to Gómez Palacio
  3. Take the bus from Gómez Palacio to Tijuana

$203 - $363

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
  2. Take the bus from Mexico Norte to Amealco
  3. Take the bus from Amealco to Querétaro
  4. Take the bus from Querétaro to Guadalajara
  5. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana

$173 - $242

Bus TAP  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte Gl/Occ
  2. Take the bus from Mexico to Tijuana

$128 - $258

Drive  •  44h 34m

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Tijuana 2458.7 miles

$320 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tapachula to Tijuana is to bus which costs $2600 - $3500 and takes 46h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Tapachula to Tijuana is to fly which costs $1800 - $7000 and takes 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tapachula to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Tapachula and arriving at Tijuana Buenavista via ACN Puebla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 57m.

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The distance between Tapachula and Tijuana is 3175 km. The road distance is 3933.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 46h 57m and costs $2600 - $3500.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Tapachula to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Tapachula to Tijuana bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Tapachula station.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tijuana is to fly which takes 7h 30m and costs $1800 - $7000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2600 - $3500 and takes 46h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Tapachula Airport to Tijuana Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 11m and has one stopover.

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Tapachula to Tijuana bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, arrive at Tijuana Buenavista station.

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Map of how to get from Tapachula to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 1984.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Tapachula, Mexico and Tijuana, Mexico?

Volaris and Aeroméxico fly from Tapachula to Tijuana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tapachula to Tijuana via Puebla CAPU and ACN Puebla in around 46h 57m.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Culiacan
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Tapachula to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Tapachula to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Durango
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Culiacan
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, San Antonio
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Guadalajara, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tapachula to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $70
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from ACN Puebla to Tijuana Buenavista
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Gómez Palacio
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $120
Regular Price
$104
Internet Discount
$88
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Gómez Palacio to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Pegasso
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Mexico Norte to Amealco
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
Bus from Amealco to Querétaro
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
Regular Price
$3
Internet Discount
$3
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Querétaro to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Querétaro to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$96
Primera Select
$104

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Tijuana is 2h behind Tapachula. It is currently 8:12 PM in Tapachula and 6:12 PM in Tijuana.

Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to Tijuana is 3934 km. It takes approximately 44h 34m to drive from Tapachula to Tijuana.

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Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Tapachula Airport to Tijuana Airport.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tapachula Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $70 - $90.

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