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There are 5 ways to get from Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport La / ...

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Bus via Los Angeles  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport Aeropuerto Tijuana / ...

Train, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana Airport San Ysidro / ...

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 235 km

Fly, shuttle  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego, CA - 3355 Admiral Boland Way to Cross Border Express, San Diego

Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by walk, train, tram and bus

The journey time between Union Station and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is around 6h 53m and covers a distance of around 239 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 12m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 38m. Operated by Amtrak, San Diego Metro Transit, Greyhound Mexico and others, the Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) service departs from Union Station and arrives in Tijuana Airport. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 41m
Layover time:
2h 12m
Total time:
6h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 38m
Journey distance:
239 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$772
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:52
Last service departs at:
12:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) walk, train, tram and bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive, which costs $19 - $29 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 2h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Downtown Los Angeles and arriving at Tijuana International Airport. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Union Station and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 205 km. The road distance is 235 km.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) without a car is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs $23 - $35.

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The bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from Downtown Los Angeles station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Tijuana International Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 235 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Union Station to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

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  • Distance: 204.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Union Station, Los Angeles County, CA, USA and Tijuana Airport (TIJ), Mexico?

Tufesa operates a bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport every 4 hours. Tickets cost $470 - $650 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1100 - $7000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4300 - $5500
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$600 - $900
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Premium
$3900 - $5500
Flexi Coach Seat
$950 - $1500
Business Seat
$950 - $1400
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$470 - $650
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GotoBus
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
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GotoBus
ACN Autobuses
Phone
+52 664 299 0487
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
miticket.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$650 - $1200
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$600 - $1100
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
800 890 6821
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
CBX Cross Border Express
Phone
+1 619 207-0472
Website
crossborderxpress.com
Shuttle from San Diego, CA - 3355 Admiral Boland Way to Cross Border Express, San Diego
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Schedules at
crossborderxpress.com
San Ysidro
$121
San Diego
$221
Los Angeles
$502

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

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