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How to get from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada

The exciting coastal city of Ensenada is located on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Known for its world-renowned craft beer and breweries, deliciously fresh seafood and vineyards, Ensenada is the perfect vacation spot for foodies. 

When it comes to travelling from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada, you have two different options; taxi or bus. Taking a Tijuana Airport taxi is quick and easy as it takes just 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs around €85 (MXN 1,700). On the other hand, taking the bus from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada is much slower, with a journey time of 2 hours and 30 minutes. However, the cost of a one-way ticket on the ABC bus is just €20 (MXN 385).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €85 90min 24/7
Bus €40 150min 19:50–00:40

How to get from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada by Taxi

The quickest and safest way to get from Tijuana airport to Ensenada is by taking a Tijuana airport taxi. The scenic journey along the coast to Ensenada will take just 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the cost will be around €85 (MXN 1,700).

Cost of a taxi shuttle from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada

The cost of a taxi from Tijuana airport to Ensenada will be around €85 (MXN 1,700). However, the exact cost of your journey will be left up to the discretion of your driver, as there are no official rates.

If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set rate fare, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€85 (MXN 1,700)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available all day, every day from Tijuana Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Tijuana Airport?

The local taxis are located at a stand just outside of the arrivals hall exit doors. Simply walk to the first available taxi and tell the driver inside where you’re heading.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada is the quickest and most convenient way to travel. You won’t have to wait in the heat for public transport and you will reach the door of your hotel in Ensenada in just 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Editor’s Note

Splitting the cost of a taxi between all passengers will make the cost of your journey the same as taking the bus but will be much more comfortable and convenient, so it’s 100% recommended.

Useful Tips

Be sure to agree on a price with your driver before getting in your taxi.
There's no extra cost for bringing luggage that can fit in the trunk.
The fare given by your driver includes up to 4 passengers.

How to get from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada by Bus

The ABC bus from Tijuana airport to Ensenada runs every day from 07:50 to 00:40. The journey time is a little longer than the other transfer options, at 2 hours and 30 minutes, but the cost is just €20 (MXN 385) per person, making it the more affordable option.

How much is the bus from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the bus from Tijuana airport to Ensenada is €20 (MXN 385). You can purchase your tickets online in advance.

Cost

€20 (MXN 385)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs 30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 2 hours for the ABC bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ABC Tijuana Airport to Ensenada bus runs from 07:50 to 00:40.

Where do I find the bus at Tijuana airport?

The buses stop just outside the main terminal building at Tijuana airport. The ABC bus is easy to spot as it’s red, blue and white.

Convenience

Although taking the bus is a fairly affordable option, it’s not the most convenient. You will have to wait for the bus to arrive for around 2 hours if you miss a departure, and once you reach Ensenada, you will still need to take a taxi or walk to your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

There's plenty of luggage space below the bus if you're travelling with large luggage items. However, any overweight baggage may incur an extra charge.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your bus ticket in advance to save time at the airport.
Be sure to arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the bus departs.
The journey time may vary depending on the level of traffic.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a shuttle from Tijuana airport to Ensenada Mexico?

There is an ABC bus shuttle from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada that runs every day from 07:50 to 00:40. The journey time will be around 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the cost of a one-way ticket on the Tijuana Airport to Ensenada bus will be €20 (MXN 385) per traveller.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Tijuana airport to Ensenada?

The local drivers at the airport don’t offer officially fixed rate fares for their services. The cost of a taxi from Tijuana airport to Ensenada will be around €85 (MXN 1,700), but the actual price will be up to the individual driver. If you’d prefer a set rate fare you can count on for your private transfer from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada, we recommend pre-booking with Welcome Pickups. 

How can I get from Tijuana airport to Ensenada?

There are two different transfer options from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada; taxi or bus. Taking a Tijuana Airport taxi will take just 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Ensenada and will cost around €85 (MXN 1,700). Taking the ABC bus is a cheaper option, as it costs just €20 (MXN 385) per person, but it takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the journey. 

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