• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

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.

Recommended option

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to Los Angeles 417 Santa Rosa / ...

$8 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa

$51 - $77

Train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$38 - $84

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to El Monte 139.3 miles

$13 - $20

Tram, fly, train  •  5 h 26 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

$110 - $352

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to bus which costs $160 - $330 and takes 4 h 27 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to drive which costs $260 - $380 and takes 2 h 25 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to El Monte. However, there are services departing from Tijuana Centro and arriving at El Monte, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

More details

The distance between Tijuana and El Monte is 198 km. The road distance is 222.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Tijuana to El Monte without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $160 - $330.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Tijuana to El Monte, including transfers.

More details

Tijuana to El Monte bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Centro station.

More details

The best way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $160 - $330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $700 - $1700 and takes 6 h 26 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

Search flights

Tijuana to El Monte bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, arrive at Los Angeles station.

More details

Map of how to get from Tijuana to El Monte.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 124 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

ACN Autobuses operates a bus from Tijuana to El Monte 4 times a week, and the journey takes 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Tijuana to El Monte every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to El Monte station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to El Monte is 223 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Tijuana to El Monte.

Get driving directions

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

Search flights

There are 891+ hotels available in El Monte. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

More details