Tijuana to Benicia Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $95
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 49min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 74 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 481 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Train
$101 · 10h 37min · 119 lb of CO2
SAN to MTZ
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Bus
$97 · 13h 29min · 75 lb of CO2
Tijuana to Vallejo
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Flight
$283 · 5h 52min · 528 lb of CO2
TIJ to OAK
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Tijuana to Benicia Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Benicia from Tijuana, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$65 · 8h 20min · 95 lb of CO2
Tijuana to Benicia

Drive from Tijuana to Benicia

It's 481 miles between Tijuana to Benicia. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 20min and 8h 45min from Tijuana to Benicia under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 9h 10min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Benicia 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 $64.

What is the best way to travel from Tijuana to Benicia?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Tijuana to Benicia. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Tijuana to Benicia?

On your trip from Tijuana to Benicia, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Tijuana to Benicia CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Tijuana to Benicia. 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 Benicia is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Tijuana/Benicia buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Tijuana 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 Tijuana Baja California and Benicia 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 Tijuana to Benicia? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Benicia 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 Benicia 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 Tijuana to Benicia?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Tijuana to Benicia is by bus. The bus costs $95 roughly and will take 13 hours 17 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Tijuana to Benicia?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Tijuana area and Benicia, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 10 hours 52 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SRB Sorrento Valley, which is about 31 miles from Tijuana. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SLO San Luis Obispo.

How long does it take from Tijuana to Benicia by car?

The total distance between Tijuana and Benicia is 481 miles and will take you about 8 hours 20 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $65.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from Tijuana to Benicia
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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