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There are 7 ways to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali by plane, tram, bus, train or car

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Fly to El Centro  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL

$46 - $133

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Calexico, Ca 9612 / ...

$42 - $126

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Fly to San Diego, tram, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$129 - $378

Bus Tufesa  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Fernando, CA to San Ysidro
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$43 - $64

Train, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Van Nuys Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$53 - $105

Train, bus via L. A. Union Station station  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$54 - $108

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to Mexicali 244.4 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali is to fly which costs $45 - $140 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Van Nuys to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Van Nuys / Victory and arriving at Mexicali via San Fernando, CA and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Van Nuys and Mexicali is 205 miles. The road distance is 244.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 7 min and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Van Nuys to Mexicali bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from San Fernando, CA station.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $45 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Van Nuys to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Map of how to get from Van Nuys to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 204.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Van Nuys, CA, USA and Mexicali, Mexico?

Mokulele flies from Van Nuys to Mexicali 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Van Nuys to Mexicali via Van Nuys / Laurel Canyon, San Fernando, CA, San Ysidro, and Tijuana in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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 Van Nuys Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Fernando, CA to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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Yes, the driving distance between Van Nuys to Mexicali is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Van Nuys to Mexicali.

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Mokulele offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 37 min and costs $8 - $11.

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