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    The capital of Baja

    Like Tijuana, its Baja neighbor to the west, Mexicali offers visitors the options of crossing by vehicle or foot from neighboring Calexico in the U.S. The capital of Baja, the city of about 1 000,000 people takes its name by combining Mexico and California.

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    The capital of Baja

    Like Tijuana, its Baja neighbor to the west, Mexicali offers visitors the options of crossing by vehicle or foot from neighboring Calexico in the U.S. The capital of Baja, the city of about 1 000,000 people takes its name by combining Mexico and California.

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Getting to Mexicali

Flying

Aeropuerto Internacional General Rodolfo Sánches Taboada

Carretera Mesa de Andrade Km. 23.5, Mariano Abasolo
21600 Mexicali, B.C
México
+52-686-552-3643

Driving

Mexicali Cnetro Border

Via Imperial Ave
Head south on Imperial Ave toward Roosevelt St
Continue onto Old Mexico
Cross the Centro Border and you will be in Mexicali

Nuevo Mexicali Border

Via CA-98 E
Head east on CA-98 E/W Birch St toward Imperial Ave
Continue to follow CA-98 E
Turn right onto Menvielle Rd
Turn right onto CA-7
Cross the Nuevo Mexicali border and you will be in Mexicali

Walking

How to get to Mexicali – Nuevo Mexicali Border Via CA-98 E

Head east on CA-98 E/W Birch St toward Imperial Ave
Continue to follow CA-98 E
Turn right onto Menvielle Rd
Turn right onto CA-7
Cross the Nuevo Mexicali border and you will be in Mexicali

How to get to Los Algodones – Los Algodones Border

Via Interstate 8 Business and I-8 W
Drive West on I-8 W, toward San Diego
Take the exit toward Algodones Rd / Andrade
Turn left onto CA-186 S
Cross the border and you will be in Los Algodones

Train

San Diego Train Stations

San Diego, CA (SAN)
Station Building (with waiting room)
1050 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego, CA (OLT)
Old Town Platform only (no shelter)
4005 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110

Yuma

Yuma, AZ (YUM)
Platform only (no shelter)
281 Gila Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
For more information on routes, stops and timetables please consult Amtraks official website: www.amtrak.com
Train route maps: www.amtrak.com/System0211_101web,0.pdf

Intercity Coaches (Bus Services)

Greyhound

Contact Info:
Ph: 1-800-231-2222
Web: www.greyhound.com

Megabus

Contact info:
Ph: 877 / 4626342
Web: us.megabus.com

Walking

Tijuana (San Ysidro Border)

Look for the McDonald's at the end of the Trolley Line (at left if facing south) go to the side street between two buildings (McDonalds on one side & Mercado Internacional on the other) towards a parallel street (E San Ysidro Blvd, which is also the bus station too) in the back. Make a right towards the walkway behind the Mercado building and go up the hill, which goes by the historic customs/train station to the gate. The walkway continues down into the Mexican border inspection station.

Tijuana (Otay Border)

Take I-5, I-805 or CA-125 and connect to CA-905 East. Take exit 9 West for “Siempre Viva Road”, turn left at the exit traffic light and stay on your left because in 200 feet you will have to turn down right onto “Via De La Amistad/Roll Dr”, head south on the McDonalds and IHOP on your right hand, go down till you see a short fence at the end of the street it will be a flat, paved, fenced and monitored walkway. Keep walking as you go through a second revolving door, you are on Mexican soil. To find a taxi, keep walking straight.

Mexicali

Many people drive to the border, park on the US side, and walk across. There are many lots available for this, which charge a low price for a day. While there are many taxis waiting to take you across the city, it's only about a five minute walk; just follow the signs to cross.

Yuma

From the U.S. side, Los Algodones is most easily reached via Interstate 8 and south, a short distance along State Route 186/Andrade Road to the international border at Andrade, California. From Andrade, visitors can elect to park their vehicles for a small fee (no overnight parking) and walk across the border next to the vehicle line.