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

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 7 min

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

$47 - $133

Cheapest option

Line 720 bus, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from Wilshire / Westwood to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9465

$31 - $100

4 alternative options

Train, tram, bus  •  6 h 23 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
  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  •  8 h 18 min

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

$48 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

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

$15 - $23

Fly, tram, bus  •  4 h 45 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 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 2 h 47 min.

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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 2 h 47 min.

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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 Airport via Wilshire / Westwood, Los Angeles, Ca and San Ysidro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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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 train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min 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 Metro Los Angeles, depart from Wilshire / Westwood station.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $45 - $140. Alternatively, you can line 720 bus and bus, which costs $30 - $100 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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Van Nuys to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Ysidro, Ca 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: 6 h 7 min

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 San Ysidro in around 6 h 35 min.

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 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
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
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
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

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 San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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