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There are 4 ways to get from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by bus, tram or car

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Bus, tram

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Park Bl
  2. Take the tram from City College Station to San Ysidro Station
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana Airport

3 alternative options

Line 388 bus, bus, tram

  1. Take the line 388 bus from Valley Center Rd & Valley Center Plaza to Escondido Transit Center
  2. Take the bus from Escondido to San Diego
  3. Take the tram from 12th & Imperial Station to San Ysidro Station

Bus, line 901 bus

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Park Bl
  2. Take the line 901 bus from Broadway & 9th Av to Iris Avenue Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana Airport

Drive

  1. Drive from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ)

Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by bus and tram

The journey time between Valley Center and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 111 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 19m. Operated by North County Transit, San Diego Metro Transit, Greyhound Mexico and others, the Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) service departs from Valley Center Rd & Valley Center Plaza and arrives in Tijuana Airport. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

21 Weekly Services
4h 32m Average Duration
$216 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Mexico from United States

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Conditions of entry into Mexico from United States

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
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  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to all arrivals by air

Rules to follow in Mexico

1.5m

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Mexico from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 911.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 911.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Mexico.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ). However, there are services departing from Valley Center Rd & Valley Center Plaza and arriving at Tijuana Airport via Escondido Transit Center, Broadway & 9th Av, Iris Avenue Transit Center and San Ysidro, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Valley Center and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 75 km. The road distance is 92.1 km.

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The best way to get from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) without a car is to bus and tram which takes 4h 32m and costs $10 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ), including transfers.

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Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Escondido Transit Center station.

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Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Tijuana Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 92 km. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

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Map of how to get from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).
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  • Distance: 74.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Valley Center, CA, USA and Tijuana Airport (TIJ), Mexico?

You can take a bus from Valley Center to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) via Escondido Transit Center, Broadway & Park Bl, Broadway & 9th Av, Iris Avenue Transit Center, San Ysidro Transit Center, and San Ysidro, CA in around 5h 34m.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from City College Station to San Ysidro Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Schedules at
sdmts.com
One Way - Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$26
One Way - Adult/Youth
$52
Tram from 12th & Imperial Station to San Ysidro Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Schedules at
sdmts.com
One Way - Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$26
One Way - Adult/Youth
$52
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Park Bl
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Schedules at
sdmts.com
One Way - Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$25 - $55
One Way - Adult/Youth
$50 - $110
Bus from Broadway & 9th Av to Iris Avenue Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Schedules at
sdmts.com
One Way - Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$25 - $55
One Way - Adult/Youth
$50 - $110
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
Tufesa
Phone
+1 833 766 3553
Email
centelusa@hotmail.com
Website
tufesainternacional.com
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
tufesainternacional.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Valley Center Rd & Valley Center Plaza to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Escondido to San Diego
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $320
Flexible
$550 - $800

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