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Buses from Los Angeles to Tijuana

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Los Angeles - Tijuana Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana usually takes around 4 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance127 mi (204 km)
Shortest duration4h 14m
Cheapest price$34.56
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Tijuana?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound74h 58m$39.09
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 7 bus trips from Los Angeles to Tijuana every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tijuana usually start from $35.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get from LAX to Tijuana?

The easiest way to get from LAX to a Greyhound Station with buses departing for Tijuana is to take one of the regularly scheduled LAX FlyAway buses from LAX to Union Station. One-way tickets to Union Station cost $9.75 and the trip lasts about 30 minutes. From Union Station, you can expect to pay around $30 for a Greyhound ticket to Tijuana, which will take about 5 hours.

Is a day-trip from Los Angeles to Tijuana worth it?

A day-trip from Los Angeles to Tijuana is not worth it. Buses and trains along this route take 4–5 hours each way. Driving yourself is faster, taking only 2 hours 30 minutes each way, but that doesn’t account for time spent waiting in line at the border crossing. Either way, an overnight trip from LA to Tijuana will be more worth your while.

Can you go to Mexico from the U.S. without a passport?

No, you cannot go to Mexico from the U.S. without a passport or passport card, which is required of all U.S. citizens, unless you’re staying within the Mexican border zone (within 20–30 kilometers of the border).

Other WHTI-compliant documents are accepted when U.S. citizens are returning from Mexico by land. For U.S. citizens age 15 and younger, an original or copy of a birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate also work for land travel. Because passports or passport cards are required for entering Mexico, however, you might as well use the same document in both directions.

If you’re planning on traveling to Mexico with children, you may also need to bring proof of custody. If you’re traveling with children for whom you don’t have full legal custody, you should carry a notarized affidavit of consent from the child’s parents.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 204 kilometers from Los Angeles to Tijuana. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 14 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Los Angeles to Tijuana for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Tijuana, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Tijuana every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Departure stations

Los Angeles has two bus stations with service to Tijuana.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Tijuana?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Tijuana.

Bus stations in Tijuana:

  • Greyhound De Mexico Arpt

  • Calzada Lazaro Cardenas

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