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There are 8 ways to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana by bus, train, tram, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Tufesa  •  5 h 59 min

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

$37 - $92

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$23 - $56

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$47 - $133

Train, tram  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Van Nuys station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border

$39 - $86

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to Tijuana 156.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly to San Diego, tram, bus  •  4 h 40 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 San Ysidro to Tijuana

$123 - $406

Fly to El Centro, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana

$57 - $151

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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 / Victory and arriving at Tijuana via San Fernando, CA and San Ysidro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 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 59 min and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana is to bus which takes 5 h 59 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $140 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Van Nuys to Tijuana bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at San Ysidro station.

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Map of how to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 144 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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

Tufesa operates a bus from Van Nuys to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Van Nuys to Tijuana 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 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
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 Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Van Nuys station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Bus operators
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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ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.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 Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Van Nuys to Tijuana is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from Van Nuys to Tijuana.

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

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There are 208+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $46 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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