There are 8 ways to get from Tijuana to San Francisco by tram, plane, train, bus, night 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

Tram, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO

$81 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to East Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Oakland / ...

$44 - $84

6 alternative options

Tram, fly to Oakland  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK

$95 - $368

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$90 - $350

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$92 - $104

Train  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$106 - $283

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6862 / ...

$62 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to San Francisco 523.8 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Tijuana to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 11 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tijuana to San Francisco via San Ysidro/Intl Border, America Plaza Station, San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Lake Merritt in around 17 h 39 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
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
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to East Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$12 - $18
Platinum
$19 - $24
Ejecutivo
$19 - $27
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tijuana to San Francisco?

The distance between Tijuana and San Francisco is 765 km. The road distance is 838 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tijuana to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to San Francisco is to bus which costs $800 - $1600 and takes 14 h 22 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Tijuana to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Tijuana to San Francisco is to tram and fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $1400 - $6500.

How long does it take to get from Tijuana to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Tijuana to San Francisco, including transfers.