Tijuana is a city in Baja California Norte, Mexico, just across the border from San Diego, California, USA. Visitors can expect an ideal climate for most of the year, with average temperatures during the daytime ranging from 68ºF (20°C) in January, to 86°F (30°C) in August.

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Grupo Estrella Blanca (White Star)

They operate the '''[https://www.autobuseselite.com.mx/ Elite], TNS (Transportes Norte de Sonora), [https://www.chihuahuenses.com.mx/ Chihuahuanese], Pacifico, TF (Tranporte Frontera)''' and the '''Estrella Blanca''' bus lines. As the largest bus company they serve much of the northern & northwestern part of the country such as Aguascaliente, Baja California Norte, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Districto Federal (DF), Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michocoan, Morelos, Nayrit, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora and Zacatecas states, up to the US border.

ETN (Enlances Terrestre Nacionales), Turistar Lujo

They offer a 'deluxe' or 'executive' class seating with 2 seats on one side of the aisle and one on the opposite side with more leg room and an ability to recline into a lying position. They go to Aguascaliente, Baja California Norte, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Mexico City DF, Michocoan, Morelos, Nayrit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca (coast), Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Veracruz (Poza Rica, Tuxpan) and Zacatecas states

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ABC (Autotransportes de Baja California)

Major bus line for the Baja California Peninsula from Tijuana down to Los Cabos and down to Pto Penasco. They also operate the '''Peninsula Ejecutivo, [http://www.mexicoach.com Mexicoach]''' (Tijuana-Rosarito) and the '''Suburbaja''' (Tijuana-Tecate) brands. The Mexicoach shuttle between San Ysidro and Zona Centro/Zona Rio is now operated by '''Tourismo Express''' See below:

Tourismo Express

Picks up at the parking lot west of I-5 and then travels down to Zona Rio ('Blue Line') & Zona Centro ('Green Line') on two separate routes. Drops off at the U.S. border inspection station going north. They also operate a shuttle between San Ysidro and the CBX (Airport) Terminal within the U.S.

CBX Shuttle

The CBX shuttles goes from the CBX Terminal to the Santa Fe Depot at 1050 Kettner Blvd in downtown San Diego on one route and the last trolley station in San Ysidro. The Volaris Airlines Shuttle had ceased service as of June 1, 2016 and has been replaced by the 'CBX Shuttle'.

Terminal Central de Autobuses de Tijuana

This is the main central bus station with most buses departing to Mexicali, Puerto Penasco and other points east into the Mexican mainland. There are other buses going south to the Baja California Peninsula and north into the U.S. state of California from here.

InterCalifornias/Aeromexico Shuttle

Connects Tijuana, San Ysidro (just over the border), Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Fernando, Bakersfield, Fresno, and San Jose/Stockton (route splits/joins in Madero) and several other places in between.

Greyhound & Curceros-USA

Greyhound goes from Tijuana to Los Angeles via downtown San Diego & San Ysidro. Passengers transfer buses in Los Angeles or downtown San Diego to get to additional cities in the U.S.


Goes up towards Los Angeles & Sacramento in the U.S. and down towards Hermosillo and Guadalajara in Mexico.

Central de Autobuses Linea Inernacional

Most buses are going south to Ensenada via Rosarito and north to Los Angeles via San Ysidro.

Casa Beato Juan Diego

Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas, Fraccionamiento Murua, near bus terminal,

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Casa del Migrante en Tijuana

Calle Galileo 239 Col. Postal,

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Aeropuerto (Tijuana Airport)

Buses from the airport..

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About Tijuana

Tijuana and its U.S. neighbor San Diego form the largest metropolitan area on the U.S.-Mexico border, with a population of 4.5 million.

Economically, a growing middle class disposable income has fueled Tijuana's transformation into a modern city with a vibrant culture, a characteristic that has attracted many national and international businesses, which had largely shunned the city before. Aside from the middle class, in Tijuana you can reasonably expect to find areas filled with wealthier people. Tijuana is a transit point for undocumented immigration into the United States, as well as a common destination for any illegal Mexican immigrants deported from the West Coast of the United States. As such, some areas are swollen with poor people with no roots in the city, who inhabit shantytowns. Apart from these poor migrants, Tijuana is one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico. Some (mainly residential) areas of the city reflect the significant number of wealthy people who inhabit the city.

Tijuana's growing reputation as a cosmopolitan city is justified. Not only is the city home to many people who have migrated from within Mexico, including some native Mexican Indians, but it boasts an significant number of Asian residents, as well as Americans (mostly people from neighboring San Diego who have been drawn to Tijuana by cheaper housing), and South Americans from Argentina and Uruguay, among others.

Frequent English-speaking visitors to Tijuana use the term "gringo-friendly" for a shop, bar, or restaurant in which a non-Spanish speaking customer will be at ease. A place is gringo-friendly if the staff there is accustomed to dealing with American tourists, if they speak English and have English-language menus. Places that are not gringo-friendly may require use of Spanish, and patience. Just because a place is not gringo-friendly does not imply that the people there will not be friendly or that tourists will not be welcome.

While the Mexican peso is the legal currency, US dollars are widely accepted everywhere in Tijuana and the entire state of Baja California, even though the peso/USD exchange rate changes daily. Tijuana observes daylight savings time (DST) the same way as the USA does. Money changers on the US side may offer better rates when buying pesos and worse rates when selling pesos.

Source: wikivoyage