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Tijuana Airport Guide to Tijuana International Airport General Abelardo L. Rodriguez (TIJ)

Tijuana Airport taxi service

By taxi you can get to Tijuana city centre – Total distance is of 9 kilometres and it takes you no more than 23 minutes.

On the other hand, from the Cross Border Xpress Terminal, you can get to San Diego within 23 minutes by taxi, since it is located at 29 kilometres of it.

In Tijuana, taxi turns to be the safest mean of transport. The official ones are yellow. Our recommendation is not to take the cabs around the border, since they can be non-registered taxis, that means they are illegal. Also, pay attention to the driver’s clothing – Official taxi drivers do wear long sleeved yellow shirts combined with black pants.

In San Diego, outside the Cross Border Xpress Terminal, you can find cabs at your disposal immediately outside the terminal facilities, at the Transportation Plaza.


Taxi ranks can be found in either outside the arrivals of the main terminal in Tijuana and outside the Cross Border Terminal in San Diego, at the Transportation Plaza.


See below the taxi companies serving both the Mexican and the US sides of the airport:

- San Diego Airport Transportation: +1 619 944 9128
- Yellow Cabs: +52 55 25 99 60 24
- Taxis Libre: +52 664 576 5760


You should take in mind that given the particularities of this airport, that is located within the border with Mexico and United States, both Tijuana and San Diego taxis will not drive you across countries, they will leave you at San Ysidro pass, at the border.

See below the estimated taxi fares:

- To Tijuana downtown: MXN 159.60 (25 minutes)
- To Avenida Revolución: MXN 144.14 (20 minutes)
- To Zona Centro: MXN 143.36 (20 minutes)
- To San Diego: USD$ 71.78 (29 minutes)

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby especially at the Cross Border Xpress Terminal.