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Los Angeles to Tijuana bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$27.00
Shortest Duration4h 14m
Trips per day13
Bus lines1
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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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Tijuana?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $27.00 was the low point for bus fares from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Buses from Tijuana to Los Angeles are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $27.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.94 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 127 miles (204 kilometers) from Los Angeles to Tijuana. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 14 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. 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 13 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.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Tijuana?

There is one bus company that operates from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound135h 40m$32.42

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, California has two bus stations with service to Tijuana, Baja California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Tijuana?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Tijuana, Baja California:

  • Greyhound De Mexico Arpt
  • Calzada Lazaro Cardenas

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