Taking the Bus to San Felipe
San Diego has trolley service down to the Tijuana border ($2.50) and you can get a cab to the Tijuana bus station for under $10. There are buses to Mexicali with connections to San Felipe through ABC (Autobuses de la Baja California).
Please call ahead to confirm schedule and fares. For information about bus schedules and fares, in México, call (01 800) 025-0222. They also have a web page (link above), where you can check the schedules and book online.
The Tijuana Bus station is located at:
Central Camionera de Tijuana
Blvd. Lázaro Cárdenas and Río Alamar S/N, La Mesa, Fracc. Murua
Open 7 days a week, 24 Hrs.
If you want to travel via Calexico and cross the border at Mexicali, the Greyhound station is across the street from the Mexicali/Calexico border and many people take that from San Diego. Greyhound buses run several times per day from San Diego to Calexico (travel time around 4 hours, web fare around $20 one way), and from Los Angeles to Calexico (6 hours, $25 online) The new ABC bus station in Mexicali is located close to the border – take a taxi. It is located at:
Av. Mexico No. 343
Esq. Calz. A. Lopez Mateos, Zona Centro
01-800-025-0222 (in Mexico).
The San Felipe Bus station is located on Airport Road (Mar Caribe South), local telephone number 577-1516, near the Pemex gasoline station and the famous Sebastiani sculpture. They close after the last bus from Mexicali arrives (10:30 p.m.) and open again around 5:30 a.m.
Buses to San Felipe from Tijuana via Mexicali:
01 (800) 025-0222 (toll free in Mexico)
Open 7 days a week, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Destinations: Tijuana, Ensenada, San Quintin, Tecate, Mexicali, San Felipe and Puerto Peñasco.
Frequency: Buses run between Tijuana and Mexicali every hour, Mexicali to San Felipe 4 trips/day. The trip betweenTijuana and Mexicali costs around $25, and Mexicali to San Felipe costs around $20 usd. A taxi to your San Felipe condo or hotel will likely cost $10-20.
Buses between San Felipe and Ensenada:
This service is no longer running – further isolating San Felipe and adding significant additional burdens to those people living south of Punta Estrella in Ensenada County. To travel between San Felipe and Ensenada by bus, you must go via Mexicali and Tijuana – approximately a 6 hour trip.