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

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Train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$35 - $84

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Bus, line 460 bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Anaheim Tufesa
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station 460

$13 - $40

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Bus  •  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 / ...

$37 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to El Monte 139.3 miles

$13 - $20

Tram, fly, bus  •  4 h 23 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 bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level

$113 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to drive which costs $250 - $370 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to drive which costs $250 - $370 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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The best way to get from Tijuana to El Monte without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $650 - $2100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Tijuana to El Monte, including transfers.

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Tijuana to El Monte bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Tijuana station.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to El Monte is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs $650 - $1600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $650 - $2100 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Tijuana to El Monte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to El Monte.
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  • Distance: 124 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Tijuana to El Monte every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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
$9 - $50
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 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
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tijuana to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $30
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Tufesa
Plus
$10 - $15
Platinum
$16 - $20
Ejecutivo
$16 - $23
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to El Monte Station E
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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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.

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

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There are 832+ hotels available in El Monte. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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