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How to get from Tijuana Airport to Tijuana City

The lively border city of Tijuana is nestled next to southern California, on the Mexican border. Known for its plentiful souvenir stores, bustling Avenida Revolución, with its exciting nightlife and the fascinating Centro Cultural Tijuana complex, there’s so much to see and do in Tijuana. 

There are two different options when it comes to travelling from Tijuana airport to Zona Centro; taxi or bus. Taking a Tijuana airport taxi is the most convenient and readily available option, as it takes just 25 minutes and costs around €15 (MXN 300). The ABC bus runs twice a day, costs €8 (MXN 160) one-way and takes around 25 minutes to reach the city centre of Tijuana.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €15 25min 24/7
Bus €16 25min 22:50–00:40

How to get from Tijuana Airport to Centro by Taxi

If you land during the day, taking a taxi from Tijuana airport to Centro Tijuana is the only transfer option available. The total journey time is just 25 minutes and the cost is around €15 (MXN 300), which is very affordable.

Cost of a taxi from Tijuana Airport to Zona Centro

The cost of a taxi from Tijuana airport to Zona Centro will be decided by your driver. The average cost is around €15 (MXN 300), but this is subject to change. If you’d prefer a set rate fare for your transfer from Tijuana airport to Tijuana, we suggest pre-booking with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€15 (MXN 300)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Tijuana Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Tijuana Airport?

The taxi stands at Tijuana airport are located just outside of the arrivals hall. Taxis are available 24/7 from the official stand.

Convenience

As taking a taxi from Tijuana airport to Centro is the only option when travelling during the day, it’s the best transfer option. In just 25 minutes, your driver will drop you at the door of your hotel in an air-conditioned, private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

If you’re travelling during the day, your only transfer option will be a taxi as the buses don't run during the day.

Useful Tips

You can agree on a price before getting in the taxi to avoid being overcharged.
You must pay for your taxi in cash in Mexican Pesos or USD.
Luggage that can fit in the trunk can be brought along for free.

How to get from Tijuana Airport to Centro by Bus

The ABC bus runs twice a day from Tijuana airport to Centro Tijuana. The journey time is just 25 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is €8 (MXN 160), making it the cheapest transfer option. However, the bus schedule is very limited and only runs during the night.

How much is the bus from Tijuana Airport to Zona Centro?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the ABC bus is just €8 (MXN 160). You can purchase your tickets online in advance to secure your seat before getting to the airport.

Cost

€8 (MXN 160)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 23 hours for the ABC bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ABC bus only runs at 22:50 and 00:40 each day.

Where do I find the bus at Tijuana Airport?

The bus station at Tijuana airport is located just outside of the arrivals hall in the main Terminal. The ABC bus is red, white and blue in colour.

Convenience

Unfortunately, the ABC bus only runs twice a day and only late at night. That makes this the least convenient transfer option. Once you reach Tijuana city centre, you will also need to find another mode of transport to get to your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you land during the day, there won't be any buses running. Be sure to book your Tijuana airport taxi in advance for pickup service, or wait for one of the local taxis at the airport.

Useful Tips

There's storage space below the bus for large luggage.
You can purchase your bus ticket online with a credit/debit card.
The bus only leaves Tijuana airport twice a day; 22:50 and 00:40.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Tijuana airport from Zona centro?

The distance between Tijuana airport and Zona Centro is around 10.5 km. Whether you choose to take a Tijuana airport taxi or the ABC bus, your journey will take around 25 minutes. 

What's the cost of a taxi from Tijuana airport to the centro area?

There are no official fixed rates for the cost of a taxi from Tijuana airport to Centro. Your driver will decide on your fare, but it will be around €15 (MXN 300). If you’d prefer a set fare you will know in advance, we recommend booking your Tijuana airport transfer with Welcome Pickups. 

How can I get from Tijuana airport to Tijuana city centre?

There are two different ways to get from Tijuana airport to the city centre, taxi or bus. Taking a Tijuana airport taxi will cost around €15 (MXN 300) and the ABC bus will be €8 (MXN 160) one-way. The journey time for both will be approximately 25 minutes. 

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