There are 4 ways to get from Tijuana to Costa Mesa by tram, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Tram, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station UC San Diego Blue Line
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $76

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Ysidro Tijuana-San Ysidro / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9480 / ...

$28 - $95

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Santa Ana Tijuana-Reynosa

$46 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Costa Mesa 108.2 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to Costa Mesa. However, there are services departing from Tijuana and arriving at Oc Fair-Yellow Gate via San Ysidro, Ca and The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Tijuana and Costa Mesa is 153 km. The road distance is 173.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Costa Mesa without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Tijuana to Costa Mesa, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Tijuana station.

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Tijuana to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to Costa Mesa is 173 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Tijuana to Costa Mesa.

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There are 654+ hotels available in Costa Mesa. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to Costa Mesa.
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  • Distance: 95.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Tijuana to Costa Mesa via San Ysidro, San Ysidro, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, and The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 in around 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 San Ysidro, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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