There are 5 ways to get from Tijuana to El Monte by bus, train, car, tram 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.

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Ysidro Tijuana-San Ysidro / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...

$36 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles

$30 - $58

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $84

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to El Monte 139.3 miles

$13 - $20

Tram, fly, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to El Monte station

$117 - $362

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to drive which costs $280 - $410 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs $280 - $410.

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The distance between Tijuana and El Monte is 198 km. The road distance is 223 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Tijuana to El Monte, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to El Monte. However, there are services departing from Tijuana and arriving at El Monte, Ca via San Ysidro, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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

You can take a bus from Tijuana to El Monte via San Ysidro, San Ysidro, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Tijuana to El Monte every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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 San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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
$8 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
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gotobus.com
Plus
$10 - $16
Platinum
$16 - $21
Ejecutivo
$17 - $24

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