There are 4 ways to get from Tijuana to Culiacán by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Culiacan (CUL) TIJ - CUL

$63 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus TAP  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Culiacán

$55 - $170

2 alternative options

Bus Tufesa  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to San Luis Rio Colorado
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Culiacán

$66 - $145

Drive  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Culiacán 1097.6 miles

$140 - $220

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

Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Volaris fly from Tijuana to Culiacán every 4 hours. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Tijuana to Culiacán 4 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 23 h 35 min. ETN also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan via Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Bus operators
TAP
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
23 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$85 - $130
Full Fare
$110 - $170
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to San Luis Rio Colorado
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$6 - $10
Platinum
$10 - $14
Ejecutivo
$9 - $14
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
19 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$45 - $65
Platinum
$65 - $90
Ejecutivo
$75 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tijuana and Culiacán is 1270 km. The road distance is 1756 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to Culiacán is to bus which costs $1000 - $3200 and takes 23 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Culiacán is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $1200 - $7500.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tijuana and arriving at Culiacán. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Tijuana to Culiacán, including transfers.