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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Line 28 bus to Monterey, fly, tram, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Rodriguez / Second to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1
  2. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to San Diego (SAN) MRY - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$89 - $362

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara 17
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana

$78 - $124

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Line 29 bus, shuttle to San Jose, fly, tram, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 29 bus from Rodriguez / Second to Prunedale North / Highway 156
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Prunedale to San Jose International Airport
  3. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN
  4. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  5. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$136 - $443

Bus, train to Oakland, fly  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN

$136 - $482

Line 29 bus, shuttle to San Francisco, fly, tram, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the line 29 bus from Rodriguez / Second to Prunedale North / Highway 156
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Prunedale to San Francisco International Airport
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  4. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  5. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$131 - $428

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Train, bus  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Watsonville to Tijuana 468.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Watsonville to Tijuana is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watsonville to Tijuana is to line 29 bus and shuttle and fly and tram and bus which costs $130 - $450 and takes 6 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watsonville to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Watsonville, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Centro via Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 24 min.

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The distance between Watsonville and Tijuana is 409 miles. The road distance is 468.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Watsonville to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Watsonville to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Watsonville to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Watsonville, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Watsonville to Tijuana bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, arrive at Tijuana Centro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watsonville to Tijuana is 468 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Watsonville to Tijuana.

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Map of how to get from Watsonville to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 409.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Watsonville to Tijuana via Los Angeles, Ca and Los Angeles in around 12 h 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Monterey to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Monterey to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
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
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 San Jose Diridon Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Rodriguez / Second to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Rodriguez / Second to Prunedale North / Highway 156
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 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
Bus from Watsonville, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Bus from Watsonville, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Prunedale to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Prunedale to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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