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

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

Train via L. A. Union Station station  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$40 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus via Downtown Los Angeles  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana (Yellow Cab) LA - Tijuana / ...

$13 - $68

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from San Fernando, CA to Tijuana (Av de los Insurgentes)

$15 - $32

Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Van Nuys Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$44 - $100

Night bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9451 / ...

$22 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to Tijuana 156.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, line 9455 bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$120 - $373

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The cheapest way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Van Nuys to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Van Nuys / Orange Line and arriving at Tijuana (Av de los Insurgentes) via San Fernando, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Van Nuys and Tijuana is 144 miles. The road distance is 156.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $14 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Van Nuys to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs $40 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $35 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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  • Distance: 144 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Van Nuys to Tijuana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 54 min. Alternatively, Tufesa operates a bus from Van Nuys to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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 Van Nuys Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Fernando, CA to Tijuana (Av de los Insurgentes)
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$13 - $19
Platinum
$20 - $26
Ejecutivo
$21 - $30
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana (Yellow Cab)
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $65
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$11 - $17
Platinum
$18 - $23
Ejecutivo
$19 - $26
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
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20

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