Travel from SAT to TIJ

Flight
$387
7h 35min
682 lb of CO2

SAT airport Flights

There are 1 airports — SAT — that make sense to fly out of from SAT and 2 airports — TIJ, SAN — to access TIJ. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SAT.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to TIJ from SAT, a flight is the quickest method.
Bus
$128
1d 11h 5min
194 lb of CO2
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Train
$246
1d 5h 48min
330 lb of CO2
Drive
$150
18h 52min
214 lb of CO2

Drive from SAT airport

It's 1113 miles between SAT to TIJ. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 52min and 19h 49min from SAT to TIJ under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to TIJ by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $150.

What is the best way to travel from SAT to TIJ?

Because TIJ is so far away from SAT, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to TIJ do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from SAT to TIJ?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are flight, bus, train or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able. Shuttle service may be available to TIJ. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

SAT to TIJ Tijuana - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from SAT to TIJ. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to TIJ is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the SAT/TIJ buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from SAT is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between SAT and TIJ during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from SAT to TIJ? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of TIJ traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to TIJ is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from SAT to TIJ?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from SAT to TIJ is by bus. The bus costs $128 roughly and will take 1 day 11 hours 5 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from SAT to TIJ?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between SAT area and TIJ, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 6 hours 14 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SAS San Antonio Amtrak, which is about 8 miles from SAT. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

How long does it take from SAT to TIJ by car?

The total distance between SAT and TIJ is 1113 miles and will take you about 18 hours 52 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

SAT to TIJ Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $128
Fastest Way Flight — 7h 35min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 168 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, bus, train and by car
Distance 1,113 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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Amtrak from SAT to TIJ
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