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Day Trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles

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Overview

Take a day trip south of the border for some authentic Mexican food, shopping, and culture on this day trip from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Travel by coach on a scenic trip from L.A. along the coast to the Mexican border. Then, enjoy a fun-filled day exploring this unique city on your own. Browse the city's main retail outposts for leather goods, clothing, and jewelry. When you get hungry, grab some delicious tacos on the street or stop by a restaurant for high-end Mexican cuisine. The choice is up to you. At the end of the day, you'll cross the border and enjoy a relaxing ride back to Los Angeles.
  • Day trip from Los Angeles to Tijuana
  • Convenient pickup and return from Hollywood
  • Travel in luxury and style in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • Your driver will provide tips on the best Tijuana shopping and dining options
  • Find the best bargains on leather goods, clothing, and jewelry
  • Dine on authentic street food or at high-end Tijuana restaurants
Round-trip transportation to the Mexican border from Los Angeles
transportation from the Mexican border to the local market
the driver/escort will walk guests across the Mexican border
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get a taste for the flavors and cultures of Mexico on this day trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles, offering several hours to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. With the Mexican border just a few away, this is a great chance to absorb the delicious food, fascinating culture, and many shopping bargains available in Tijuana.

Start your Tijuana excursion from central Hollywood and board your vehicle for a drive down the California coast, heading for Mexico. Along the way, your driver will share tips on the best shopping spots, offer information about the layout of downtown Tijuana and give you some pointers to ensure a safe experience visiting this much-loved day trip destination.

Arrive at the border and follow your driver for the quick walk over to Tijuana, where you'll board a second bus for a short ride to Avenida Revolucion. After arriving downtown, you'll have ample time to discover the city at your own pace. Avenida Revolucion is known for its wealth of retailers and boutiques, offering everything from leather goods to jewelry and fashion. Make a few bargains, then grab yourself a bite to eat. Whatever your price level, there's some delicious cuisine waiting for you, covering everything from tacos to high-end eateries. If you wish, you'll also have time to check out the downtown bullring as well as the Tijuana Cultural Center.

At the end of your time in Tijuana, head back across the border to your bus for the ride back to your original departure point in Los Angeles.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Starline Tours
Check in with Starline Tours by 7:15am to redeem your vouchers. Or you can even come to Hollywood earlier to take photos of the Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theater, Dolby Theatre and more.
Stop At:  
Playas de Tijuana
While you’re in town, be sure to visit the local bullring, the Tijuana Cultural Center and one of the many bistros and eateries in the city’s central shopping district. Try some of the delicious local cuisine, enjoy a drink at a local bar and soak up the happy atmosphere!
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Buses are not equipped with wheelchair lifts, however in some cases, drivers are able to offer assistance in and out of the bus provided passengers have some lower body mobility U.S. Citizens - Photo I.D and proof of citizenship (U.S. Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate) is required for re-entry to the United States. U.S. citizens age 16 or older must present a valid U.S. passport or passport card to re-enter the U.S., even by land. Non-U.S. Citizens - A passport, I-94 card or resident alien card is required. Due to heightened security at the border, additional paperwork is required from visitors from some countries. This only applies to a very few countries. Please be aware of the status of your country of origin, or check with the local immigration office to ensure that multiple-entry into the U.S. is allowed. This will avoid unnecessary delays. Should any person be detained upon re-entry to the U.S., we will be unable to wait while the additional paperwork is filed. Visitors may purchase up to $400 in merchandise duty free and one bottle of alcohol per person (must be at least 21 years old).
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair access bus must be requested to Starline 48 hours prior to the service date.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers

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What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles?
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This activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers.

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Thank yoг for this amazing opportunity...
Daria
, Sep 2017
Thank yoг for this amazing opportunity! The guide was perfect, kind and informative and made the day trip to Mexico very special. I am not a tourist who buys clothes and such, I speak Spanish fluently too so it was great to once again immerse into the Mexican culture and not have to follow the rest of the group, this is the best thing about this trip. Help along the way, customs, all smoothly and quickly, but roam the streets by yourself and since I am a photographer, I really really loved it. Thank you for this!
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Had the best day!!!!! Right from...
Catherine C
, May 2017
Had the best day!!!!! Right from crossing the border into Mexico till leaving in the afternoon, loved this tour. The guide was amazing too
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Tour guide was very good. TJ is a very...
Scotty
, Apr 2017
Tour guide was very good. TJ is a very dirty city. Consider San Diego day trip.
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If you think that you should go to a...
PINAKSREE G
, Oct 2016
If you think that you should go to a different country while visiting Los Angeles, you may take this tour. We took it to get the experience of crossing the border. A long bus ride from Los Angeles and a strip of shopping lane in Tijuana to visit. Bought some leather bags which are cheap and good. Had a fantastic lunch.
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Very disappointing in this trip the...
kaspa1
, Sep 2016
Very disappointing in this trip the driver did not provide tips on the best shopping and dining options. We were told to stick to two points of the street and if I didn't ask a few basic questions I may have been in trouble. It would have also been nice if interesting spots on our trip to Tijuana were pointed out. We were more informed by one of the shop keepers then the bus driver.
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This was a really interesting trip. Our...
S.J.
, Mar 2016
This was a really interesting trip. Our bus left on time and our guide from Starline, was really nice and helpful all the way. We waited only 45 minutes at the US border.
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This was the day from hell! The bus...
ILONA M
, Feb 2016
This was the day from hell! The bus trip was good. Crossing the border into Mexico easy. The shipping in Tijuana nothing special. Getting back into the USA through the border was one of the worst travel experiences ever. We stood in the line of people waiting to cross for a full 4 hours! No rest rooms. Nowhere to sit. It is the most appalling system. We were told that wasnt unusual. Dont do it!
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Waiting to get back across the border...
Bradley N
, Dec 2015
Waiting to get back across the border took over two hours. Whilst glad I did it, I wouldn't do it again.
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The tour was a waste of my day. The...
clare a
, Nov 2015
The tour was a waste of my day. The tour guide took us to 6 different stores that sold the exact same thing. He seemed to be friends with the owners of each store and every time any of us suggested a different store he would literally say "no". Don't go on this tour
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Trip to Tijuana was OK, but Tijuana was...
Joan M
, Oct 2015
Trip to Tijuana was OK, but Tijuana was like stepping back a few decades, full of shopkeepers hustling for customers, trying to sell you second rate stuff. Worth it if you want to see how the other half live.

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