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Where to buy fast track pass

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Where to buy fast track pass

Can you only buy fast track passes if you are staying at a hotel? Or is there a booth? We will be staying in a condo. Thanks.

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1. Re: Where to buy fast track pass

The fast track passes can only be provided by a hotel or medical office that participates in the program, they cannot be purchased, only given as an incentive by the hotel or medical office for spending in excess of aprox $90USD in their establishment.

In the past, restaurants were able to participate in the fast track pass program, but now I understand that just medical offices and hotels are able to participate. Rumor has it that they had to streamline the program because it was being abused. Now it seems pretty fullproof as they now require your car license plate and # of passengers in the vehicle.

The program is not yet perfect, but it is improving. We've been thru the border in as little as 15 mins and we've experienced a 90 minute wait (last year).... We travel at the busiest times - Sunday afternoons. Our most recent visit in March, we were only at the border for 30 mins.

Have a wonderful time in Baja!

California Hot...
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2. Re: Where to buy fast track pass

Thanks DJ. We are coming in on a Sunday and leaving on a Thursday, so it may be, hopefully, an easy crossing. And i noticed Otay is the best to cross.

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3. Re: Where to buy fast track pass

It should not be a long wait at all coming home on a Thursday. If you have internet access, you can check the border crossing times at both Ojai and San Ysidro:

http://apps.cbp.gov/bwt/

Have a wonderful trip!

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4. Re: Where to buy fast track pass

Thanks again DJ!

5. Re: Where to buy fast track pass

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