There are 7 ways to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Zacatecas  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Zacatecas (ZCL) TIJ - ZCL

$195 - $1,023

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Bus TAP  •  36 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Culiacán
  2. Take the bus from Culiacán to Durango
  3. Take the bus from Durango to Zacatecas

$103 - $226

5 alternative options

Fly to Aguascalientes, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Aguascalientes (AGU) TIJ - AGU
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$110 - $214

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  35 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas Tdn

$120 - $149

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Saltillo Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saltillo to Zacatecas Ave/DelNorte / ...

$139 - $213

Train, bus  •  38 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
  4. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas

$203 - $505

Drive  •  25 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Zacatecas 1396.8 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas is to bus which costs $2200 - $2900 and takes 35 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas is to fly which costs $3600 - $20000 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from Tijuana and arriving at Zacatecas via Guadalajara and Aguascalientes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 20 min.

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The distance between Tijuana and Zacatecas is 1783 km. The road distance is 2234.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 20 min and costs $2200 - $2900.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Autobuses Elite, depart from Tijuana station.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $3600 - $20000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2200 - $2900 and takes 35 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Zacatecas Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 47 min.

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Tijuana to Zacatecas bus services, operated by ETN, arrive at Zacatecas station.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to Zacatecas.
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  • Distance: 1114.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and Zacatecas, Mexico?

Volaris and Aeroméxico fly from Tijuana to Zacatecas twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tijuana to Zacatecas via Guadalajara and Aguascalientes in around 35 h 20 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $23
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$11
Bus from Culiacán to Durango
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$35 - $55
Regular Price
$78
Internet Discount
$67
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$38
Internet Discount
$32
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Bus from Saltillo to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$24 - $35
Ejecutivo
$31 - $34
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$19
Internet Discount
$17
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $17
Primera Select
$16 - $21
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$18 - $28
Primera Select
$29 - $40
TAP
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Regular Price
$26
Internet Discount
$24
Bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Saltillo
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Zacatecas is 2 h ahead of Tijuana. It is currently 6:10 AM in Tijuana and 8:10 AM in Zacatecas.

Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to Zacatecas is 2235 km. It takes approximately 25 h 22 min to drive from Tijuana to Zacatecas.

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Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Zacatecas Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Zacatecas. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Tijuana Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $90 - $190.

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