There are 6 ways to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by train, tram, 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  •  6 h 26 min

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

$42 - $93

Cheapest option

Line 788 bus, line 720 bus, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 788 bus from Van Nuys / Victory to Westwood / Wilshire 788
  2. Take the line 720 bus from Wilshire / Westwood to 7th / Decatur 720
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Tijuana International Airport

$26 - $60

4 alternative options

Train, tram, bus  •  6 h 42 min

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

$44 - $98

Bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$43 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 156.8 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, tram, bus  •  5 h 4 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 Tijuana International Airport

$118 - $366

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

Amtrak operates a train from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) via Westwood / Wilshire, Wilshire / Westwood, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Van Nuys Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
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
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
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$4 - $7
Platinum
$7 - $10
Ejecutivo
$6 - $9
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Van Nuys / Victory to Westwood / Wilshire
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Westwood to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Airport (TIJ)
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Van Nuys and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 228 km. The road distance is 251 km.

The cheapest way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $15 - $23.

No, there is no direct bus from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ). However, there are services departing from Van Nuys / Victory and arriving at Tijuana International Airport via Wilshire / Westwood, Los Angeles, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ), including transfers.