San Ysidro Border
Transportation from San Diego Airport to Mexico
Public transit is available via the Flyer Route No. 992, a Metropolitan Transit System bus that travels to and from the Airport and downtown San Diego, stopping between Terminals 1 and 2 and the Commuter Terminal. The 10-minute bus service connects with Trolley, Coaster and Amtrak stations and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, click here.
The San Diego Trolley does not stop at the Airport. However, it does go all the way down to the Tijuana-San Diego Border Crossing. Get off the Santa Fe Station to transfer to the South Line Trolley. Trolleys run every 15 minutes during daytime and early-evening hours and every half-hour at night and on weekends. Once you're at the border, follow the crowd and walk into Mexico. There are official entry checks for pedestrians, usually by random selection.
Just across the border, dozens of cabs are waiting day and night to whisk you to nearby shopping, fine dining, nightlife or favorite tourist attractions. Cab fare for up to four passengers to any location in the general border area should be no more than $6 per cab, agreed upon in advance. No tipping is required. These unmetered cabs also wait at popular locations to return you to the border, and most drivers speak English. Orange and white "libre" cabs do have meters.
Taxi and Shuttles
Tijuana is only 18 miles or 25 minutes away (or less!) if there is no traffic but much longer if you arrive during the afternoon commute time then it can be more like 50 minutes!
A Yellow Cab transportation from the SD Airport to the Tijuana Border Crossing is approx: $50
Please click on this link to see all the shuttle and taxi companies that service the San Diego Airport