There are 7 ways to get from Tapachula to Tijuana by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Tijuana  •  8 h

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

$98 - $366

6 alternative options

Fly to San Diego  •  11 h 6 min

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

$245 - $878

Fly to Mexicali, bus  •  10 h 52 min

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

$120 - $419

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

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

$209 - $365

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana

$171 - $230

Bus TAP  •  2 days 13 h

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

$129 - $270

Drive  •  44 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Tijuana 2458.7 miles

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Tapachula to Tijuana is to fly which costs $1800 - $7000 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tapachula to Tijuana is to fly which costs $1800 - $7000 and takes 8 h.

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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 via Puebla CAPU and Gómez Palacio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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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 2 days 1 h and costs $3900 - $7000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 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 8 h and costs $1800 - $7000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3900 - $7000 and takes 2 days 1 h.

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There is no direct flight from Tapachula Airport to Tijuana Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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Tapachula to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Tijuana station.

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Map of how to get from Tapachula to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 1984.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

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

Aeroméxico and Volaris fly from Tapachula to Tijuana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tapachula to Tijuana via Puebla CAPU and Gómez Palacio in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Tapachula to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Tapachula to Tijuana via Mexico City, Culiacan
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Tapachula to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tapachula to San Diego via Mexico City, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tapachula to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $75
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Gómez Palacio
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $120
Regular Price
$106
Internet Discount
$91
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Gómez Palacio to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106

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Tijuana is 2 h behind Tapachula. It is currently 8:46 PM in Tapachula and 6:46 PM in Tijuana.

Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to Tijuana is 3934 km. It takes approximately 44 h 34 min 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 191+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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

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