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Tijuana International Airport

General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport (TIJ)


The airport is located about three miles (5km) from the city centre, immediately south of the US border.

Getting to the city

Blue-and-white public buses marked 'Plaza Rio' or 'Centro' run to the city centre from outside the airport. International coaches are also available to San Diego and other destinations in Southern California. Taxis and rental cars are also available.


GMT -8 (GMT -7, mid-March to early November)

Car rental

Rental cars are available from Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Yellow taxis are plentiful, and will take passengers to central Tijuana (Zona Centro). Fares can be paid in Mexican or US currency. Tickets for authorised taxis can be purchased at ticket machines at terminal exits at a fixed rate.

Transfer between terminals

In December 2015 a new terminal was opened, on the US side of the border known as the Cross Border Xpress or CBX. The two terminals are connected by a bridge.


Terminal facilities include VIP lounges, currency exchange, ATMs, shops and a food court.


There is short-term and long-term parking available at the airport.



Wifi is available in the terminal.

Tijuana International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.