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Buses from Santa Ana to Tijuana

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Santa Ana to Tijuana. Traveling by bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana usually takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance98 mi (157 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$48.69
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Santa Ana to Tijuana?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Santa Ana 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
Greyhound43h 41m$52.38
  • 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 4 bus trips from Santa Ana to Tijuana every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 41 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tijuana usually start from $49.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Santa Ana 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 3 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 157 kilometers from Santa Ana to Tijuana. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Santa Ana?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Santa Ana to Tijuana, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Santa Ana to Tijuana every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Santa Ana?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Santa Ana.

All bus stations in Santa Ana:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

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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