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There are 6 ways to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by bus, train, tram, car or plane

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Bus Tufesa  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from San Fernando, CA to Tijuana International Airport

$30 - $42

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Train  •  6h 3m

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

$47 - $133

Train, tram, bus  •  6h 19m

  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
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana Airport

$48 - $136

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9489 / ...

$31 - $100

Drive  •  2h 47m

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

$15 - $23

Fly, tram, bus  •  4h 39m

  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 Airport

$123 - $406

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

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

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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 San Fernando, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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The distance between Van Nuys and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 142 miles. The road distance is 156.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) without a car is to bus which takes 6h 2m and costs $29 - $45.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ), including transfers.

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Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 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 Airport (TIJ) is to bus which takes 6h 2m and costs $29 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $140 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 47m.

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Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Tijuana International Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).
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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

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

Tufesa operates a bus from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 4h 14m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Van Nuys Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
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
2h 54m
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
32m
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
45m
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 Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
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.

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 San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

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

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There are 248+ hotels available in Tijuana Airport (TIJ). Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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

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