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Mack Dad
08-27-13, 01:52
Here is the flyer for the 992 bus from San Diego airport to the America Plaza Trolley station.

2. 25 for the bus
2. 50 for the trolley
5. 00 for all day pass if you have a compass card or 7 dollars if you get a paper pass.

Took about an 1:15 to get to the border going this route.
The process was fairly smooth and didn't run into any issues.
Once I got to the border I exchanged some to pesos and walked across the border.
Took a yellow taxi to my hotel for 50 pesos.

Total price from San Diego airport to my hotel in Tijuana was around 10 USD dollars.

Jicks
05-02-17, 07:37
Uber or lyft may be better option as trolleys were taken over by drug addicts; traveling in trolley is not a pleasant experience.


Here is the flyer for the 992 bus from San Diego airport to the America Plaza Trolley station.

2. 25 for the bus
2. 50 for the trolley
5. 00 for all day pass if you have a compass card or 7 dollars if you get a paper pass.

Took about an 1:15 to get to the border going this route.
The process was fairly smooth and didn't run into any issues.
Once I got to the border I exchanged some to pesos and walked across the border.
Took a yellow taxi to my hotel for 50 pesos.

Total price from San Diego airport to my hotel in Tijuana was around 10 USD dollars.

Captain Solo
05-03-17, 01:17
$5 and 1:15 from San Diego Int Airport to San Ysidro border is pretty good.

If you rent a car, it would take you at least 30 minutes to get the car off the lot, then another 45 minutes drive over 20 miles to the border, then parking and walking.

If you order UBER or LYFT, the cost would be $30 to $50 depending on traffic.

The bus and trolley combination to San Ysidro right at Ped East entry point sounds fantastic.


Here is the flyer for the 992 bus from San Diego airport to the America Plaza Trolley station.

2. 25 for the bus
2. 50 for the trolley
5. 00 for all day pass if you have a compass card or 7 dollars if you get a paper pass.

Took about an 1:15 to get to the border going this route.
The process was fairly smooth and didn't run into any issues.
Once I got to the border I exchanged some to pesos and walked across the border.
Took a yellow taxi to my hotel for 50 pesos.

Total price from San Diego airport to my hotel in Tijuana was around 10 USD dollars.

ScatManDoo
05-03-17, 07:20
Here is the flyer for the 992 bus from San Diego airport to the America Plaza Trolley station.

2. 25 for the bus
2. 50 for the trolley
5. 00 for all day pass if you have a compass card or 7 dollars if you get a paper pass.

Took about an 1:15 to get to the border going this route.
The process was fairly smooth and didn't run into any issues.
Once I got to the border I exchanged some to pesos and walked across the border.
Took a yellow taxi to my hotel for 50 pesos.

Total price from San Diego airport to my hotel in Tijuana was around 10 USD dollars.There's now a new FREE alternative to the $2.25 bus route 992.

It's a free shuttle that takes you from the SD airport to the Middletown (green line) Trolley Station. This new free "Terminal to Trolley" shuttle service runs every 10 to 15 minutes.

https://sdmts.com/schedules-real-time/airport

Jicks
05-04-17, 01:43
Uber pool (shared ride) is around $20, rate is fixed while booking and takes 30 minutes. $5 for trolley is not bad but sometimes you may end up traveling with addicts and hustlers like I did.


$5 and 1:15 from San Diego Int Airport to San Ysidro border is pretty good.

If you rent a car, it would take you at least 30 minutes to get the car off the lot, then another 45 minutes drive over 20 miles to the border, then parking and walking.

If you order UBER or LYFT, the cost would be $30 to $50 depending on traffic.

The bus and trolley combination to San Ysidro right at Ped East entry point sounds fantastic.

Captain Solo
05-04-17, 06:58
I took the trolley a couple times in day time during weekends. Did not find any drug addicts or hustlers, almost all were tourists. Made friends with some very pretty college students form Asia and Europe on the trolley. San Diego is sunny, dry, breezy and its Public transport system is very good. At night just take a long a heavy stick and be prepared to beat the brains out of any muggers.

This thread could be expanded. San Diego is a very good vacation town with most attractions accessible by trolley and buses. The bros can have a wonderful vacation in San Diego, and every night the sexiest times in their lives in Tijuana with the prettiest girls, all accessible by the nice, clean, safe trolley system.

https://www.sdmts.com/schedules-real-time-maps-and-routes/trolley


Uber pool (shared ride) is around $20, rate is fixed while booking and takes 30 minutes. $5 for trolley is not bad but sometimes you may end up traveling with addicts and hustlers like I did.

D Cups
06-15-17, 17:10
Thanks. I asked this in another thread before I saw your answer here.


Uber pool (shared ride) is around $20, rate is fixed while booking and takes 30 minutes. $5 for trolley is not bad but sometimes you may end up traveling with addicts and hustlers like I did.

Wiild
08-14-17, 18:10
free shuttle that takes you from the SD airport to the Middletown (green line) Trolley Station. This new free "Terminal to Trolley" shuttle service runs every 10 to 15 minutes.

https://sdmts.com/schedules-real-time/airportIf you (like me) plan to leave a rental car at San Diego Airport it seems like all the major rental car companies are located at walking distance to the Middletown (green line) Trolley Station almost exactly where the Terminal to Trolley shuttle service stops.

I will drop the car off early instead of taking it to San Ysidro and pay the rather expensive parking.

Sound7
09-06-19, 20:44
Good on various combination of trolley / bus / Coaster / Amtrack limited.

Sound7
02-20-20, 20:35
Not on Saturday on Sunday 15 minutes.

Blue Line San Ysidro to Santa Fe Station / American Plaza.

Great for SD Coaster / Amtrack connection to Tijuana.


Good on various combination of trolley / bus / Coaster / Amtrack limited.

DonkeyPuncha
03-22-21, 04:29
If I were going to Tijuana for a week and need to park my car, wouldn't it be better to park at say the airport and go this route? It's $10 a day to park by the airport compared to $30 a day at border. That's a difference of $20 a day.

Phordphan
03-22-21, 19:33
If I were going to Tijuana for a week and need to park my car, wouldn't it be better to park at say the airport and go this route? It's $10 a day to park by the airport compared to $30 a day at border. That's a difference of $20 a day.Obviously you also have to factor in the time and cost of getting from SAN to the border. Bus and trolley are pretty cheap, but a PITA if you have luggage, and they are slow. How much is your time worth?

Taxi / Uber is easier but expensive, and any daily savings you have will probably be eaten up by the cost.

I suggest checking out the long term parking options in the Otay Mesa area. The prices are much cheaper than San Ysidro, and an Uber or Taxi Libre from Otay to Centro isn't much money.

ZWang5
06-01-21, 23:22
Coming from out of state. Planning to cross by pedestrian border. Is there any restrictions for US citizens going through and back from the San Ysidro border?

The official embassy website descriptions have been a bit contradictory and confusing. I'm trying to avoid the two week quarantine or test requirements if I'm just staying at Hotel Cascadas for 2 nights.

Any tips appreciated!

Phordphan
06-02-21, 00:09
Coming from out of state. Planning to cross by pedestrian border. Is there any restrictions for US citizens going through and back from the San Ysidro border?

The official embassy website descriptions have been a bit contradictory and confusing. I'm trying to avoid the two week quarantine or test requirements if I'm just staying at Hotel Cascadas for 2 nights.

Any tips appreciated!There are no restrictions any longer, and there has never been a quarantine for land crossings. You'll be fine. Be prepared to pay $30 for the 180-day FMM. That's worst case. If you're staying for fewer than 7 days they may allow you to get the free 7-day FMM but YMMV. Regardless, you'll have no problems except for the king-sized wait times returning to the USA, depending on when you decide to return.

ZWang5
06-02-21, 23:45
There are no restrictions any longer, and there has never been a quarantine for land crossings. You'll be fine. Be prepared to pay $30 for the 180-day FMM. That's worst case. If you're staying for fewer than 7 days they may allow you to get the free 7-day FMM but YMMV. Regardless, you'll have no problems except for the king-sized wait times returning to the USA, depending on when you decide to return.Much appreciated! Last time I returned with the boys through the border at 5 AM, got stuck standing until 7 AM for whatever the reason and barely able to stay awake.

Buckley808
06-28-21, 07:21
Hello,

I'm flying into San Diego next Tuesday and plan on crossing the border on foot around 9-9:30 PM and I'll catch a taxi straight to Hong Kong. This will be my first trip and I was just wondering if it's safe to cross at this time of night (I'll be carrying a small suitcase and a backpack) Thanks in advance for any advice and sorry if this question has been answered before. Cheers.

TomJackin
06-28-21, 23:48
Hello,

I'm flying into San Diego next Tuesday and plan on crossing the border on foot around 9-9:30 PM and I'll catch a taxi straight to Hong Kong. This will be my first trip and I was just wondering if it's safe to cross at this time of night (I'll be carrying a small suitcase and a backpack) Yes, it is safe to cross at that time.

Buckley808
06-29-21, 22:41
Yes, it is safe to cross at that time.Thank you!