There are 4 ways to get from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano 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  •  3 h 30 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 San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Ysidro
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
  3. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak

$29 - $114

2 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Ysidro Tijuana-San Ysidro / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA 5818

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano 86.2 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano. However, there are services departing from Tijuana and arriving at San Juan Capistrano, CA via San Ysidro, Ca and San Diego, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Tijuana and Mission San Juan Capistrano is 127 km. The road distance is 137.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Tijuana station.

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Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Juan Capistrano, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano is 138 km. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Mission San Juan Capistrano. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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  • Distance: 79.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Tijuana to Mission San Juan Capistrano via San Ysidro, San Ysidro, Ca, San Diego, Ca, San Diego, CA, and San Juan Capistrano, CA in around 4 h 32 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to San Juan Capistrano station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$21 - $26
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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