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Los Angeles - Tijuana Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 43 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana usually takes around 6 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Autobuses Monarca bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance127 mi (204 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price$20.47
Trips per day25
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to Tijuana cost $36.84 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $35 to $50. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 6, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Tijuana this week, bus tickets are available starting at $38.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $34. If you're planning to take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $42. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $15.04 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Tijuana?

There are 5 bus lines from Los Angeles to Tijuana available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 17 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autobuses Monarca54h 8m$64.47
FlixBus US97h 54m$41.71
Greyhound177h 35m$43.97
Los Limousines195h 30m$37.84
Tufesa Internacional34h 40m$41.55
  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Tijuana from $63. There are 5 trips per day offered by Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Tijuana and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to Tijuana. In Los Angeles, Autobuses Monarca departs to Tijuana from 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd and one other station. In Tijuana, Autobuses Monarca arrives at Tijuana International Airport and one other station.

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Tijuana takes 4 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to Tijuana in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Tijuana.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 9 trips per day from Los Angeles to Tijuana, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 17 bus trips from Los Angeles to Tijuana every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tijuana usually start from $20.

  • Book Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Tijuana from $34. There are 19 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Tijuana and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Tijuana. In Los Angeles, Los Limousines departs to Tijuana from Los Angeles Bus Station and one other station. In Tijuana, Los Limousines arrives at Tijuana Blvr. Lázaro Cárdenas and one other station.

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Tijuana takes 5 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Tijuana in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 19 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Tijuana.

  • Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 3 from Los Angeles to Tijuana, with prices starting from $40. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.

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.

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 127 miles from Los Angeles to Tijuana. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Tijuana. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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.

There are 43 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Tijuana every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 25 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?

Main departure station: Los Angeles Bus Station

Buses to Tijuana leave from 11 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 1716 7th Street

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • West LA - Expo/Sepulveda

  • 592 Gayley Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Tijuana?

Main arrival station: Tijuana (Central)

Buses arrive in Tijuana at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Tijuana:

  • Tijuana (Central)

  • Tijuana Airport

  • Tijuana Blvr. Lázaro Cárdenas

  • Tijuana Rtno Sentri

  • Hotel City Express

  • Calle Juan Garcia 3

  • Tijuana International Airport

  • Suc Insurgente

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