Tijuana to LAX Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $13
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 2min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 23 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 129 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Aeromexico, Air France, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, LATAM Airlines Brasil, LATAM Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines, United, Virgin America, Volaris, Interjet, Multiple Airlines
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$39 · 2h 28min · 28 lb of CO2
SAN to LAX
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$13 · 4h 53min · 27 lb of CO2
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$168 · 1h 2min · 866 lb of CO2
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Tijuana to LAX Flights

There are 2 airports — TIJ, SAN — that make sense to fly out of from Tijuana and 3 airports — LAX, BUR, LGB — to access LAX. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SAN.

Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, Volaris, Copa, Air France, Avianca, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Southwest Airlines, jetBlue, Virgin America, United, Hawaiian Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Tijuana to LAX.

The cheapest way by air is via Virgin America and flies from San Diego Intl (SAN) to Los Angeles Intl (LAX). Alaska Airlines flies from San Diego Intl (SAN) to Los Angeles Intl (LAX) and is the quickest flight to get you from Tijuana to LAX.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to LAX from Tijuana, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$17 · 2h 28min · 29 lb of CO2
Tijuana to LAX

Drive from Tijuana to LAX

It's 129 miles between Tijuana to LAX. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 28min and 2h 36min from Tijuana to LAX under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 43min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to LAX 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 $17.

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

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Tijuana to LAX. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of San Ysidro towards Los Angeles, as it is the cheapest to LAX. It's common to find tickets for as low as $13. Greyhound operates from Tijuana to LAX, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Tijuana to LAX?

On your trip from Tijuana to LAX, 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 LAX CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Tijuana to LAX. 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 LAX is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Tijuana/LAX 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 LAX 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 LAX? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of LAX 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 LAX 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 LAX?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Tijuana to LAX is by bus. The bus costs $13 roughly and will take 5 hours 4 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Tijuana to LAX?

Amtrak costs about $40 between Tijuana and LAX. In total, the train will take roughly 2 hours 33 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at OLT San Diego Old Town Transportation Center, which is 21 miles from Tijuana. Further, once you arrive at LAX Los Angeles Union Station or you will still have 0 miles to LAX.

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

The total distance between Tijuana and LAX is 129 miles and will take you about 2 hours 28 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $17.

Travel companies on this route

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Greyhound Greyhound from Tijuana to LAX
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Amtrak Amtrak from Tijuana to LAX
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Aeromexico Aeromexico from Tijuana to LAX
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Air France Air France from Tijuana to LAX
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Tijuana to LAX
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Avianca Avianca from Tijuana to LAX
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Copa Copa from Tijuana to LAX
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Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines from Tijuana to LAX
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jetBlue jetBlue from Tijuana to LAX
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LATAM Airlines Brasil LATAM Airlines Brasil from Tijuana to LAX
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LATAM Airlines Group LATAM Airlines Group from Tijuana to LAX
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Tijuana to LAX
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United United from Tijuana to LAX
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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Virgin America Virgin America from Tijuana to LAX
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Volaris Volaris from Tijuana to LAX
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Interjet Interjet from Tijuana to LAX