There are 3 ways to get from San Diego to Tijuana by tram, bus 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.

Recommended option

Tram  •  48 min

  1. Take the tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line

$4

2 alternative options

Line 9455 bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$9 - $20

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Tijuana 20.9 miles

$2 - $3

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Tijuana every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Diego to Tijuana?

The distance between San Diego and Tijuana is 28 km. The road distance is 34 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to Tijuana?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Tijuana is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Tijuana?

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tijuana is to drive which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $3.

Is there a direct bus between San Diego and Tijuana?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from San Diego to Tijuana?

It takes approximately 48 min to get from San Diego to Tijuana, including transfers.