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 Oakland  •  4 h 15 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

$96 - $368

Cheapest option

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

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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

$82 - $326

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 38 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

$91 - $350

Bus Megabus  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Santa Ana Tijuana-Reynosa
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA

$79 - $129

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  15 h 19 min

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

$100 - $149

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

Drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to San Francisco 523.8 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to San Francisco is to drive which costs $1300 - $2000 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to San Francisco is to tram and fly which costs $1800 - $7000 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Tijuana and San Francisco is 765 km. The road distance is 838.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Tijuana to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Tijuana and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Santa Ana, Ca and Anaheim, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 18 min.

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Tijuana to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Tijuana station.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 478.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Tijuana to San Francisco via Santa Ana, Santa Ana, Ca, Anaheim, Ca, and Anaheim, CA in around 14 h 18 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 Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
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
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
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Contact Details
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
Greyhound USA
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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
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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