There are 8 ways to get from Watsonville to Tijuana by bus, plane, 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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Bus to Monterey, fly, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to Salinas, Ca
  2. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to San Diego (SAN) MRY - SAN
  3. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$86 - $335

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana (Yellow Cab)

$44 - $101

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Line 29 bus to San Jose, fly, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 29 bus from Rodriguez / Second to Prunedale North / Highway 156
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN
  3. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$133 - $410

Bus, Caltrain to San Francisco, fly, line 9455 bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  4. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$101 - $370

Bus, train to Oakland, fly, line 9455 bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN
  4. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$133 - $449

Bus via Los Angeles, Ca  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Watsonville, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9483 / ...

$59 - $143

Train  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$92 - $257

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Watsonville to Tijuana 468.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

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 bus and fly and line 9455 bus which costs $85 - $340 and takes 6 h 29 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 Central Bus Term, Mx via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 42 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 42 min and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 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 best way to get from Watsonville to Tijuana is to bus which takes 12 h 42 min and costs $55 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $260 and takes 15 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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Watsonville to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 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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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Monterey Airport to San Diego Airport.

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Map of how to get from Watsonville to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 409.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 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 in around 12 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Watsonville to Tijuana via Salinas, Ca, Salinas Amtrak, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, America Plaza Station, and San Ysidro/Intl Border in around 15 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Monterey to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Monterey to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 San Jose Diridon Station to Oakland Coliseum Station 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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
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 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
Bus operators
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 Watsonville, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
Bus from Watsonville, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Watsonville Transit Center / Lane 2 to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana (Yellow Cab)
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$30 - $45
Platinum
$45 - $60
Ejecutivo
$50 - $75

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