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Crosing from San Ysidro into Tijuana

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Crosing from San Ysidro into Tijuana

When is the best day and time to cross from San Ysidro into Tijuana? When is it less crowded each way? We're planning on going to San Diego in June 2013 and want to take a day trip to Tijuana.

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1. Re: Crosing from San Ysidro into Tijuana

There is no way to predict border traffic: sometimes when you think it will be crowded, it isn't; sometimes when you think it will be an easy crossing, it's incredibly crowded. That being said, Sunday is definitely the worst time you can pick to cross back into the U.S., and the later it is, the worse it is.

Crossing into Mexico is never a problem, so make your choice entirely on getting back into the U.S.

Edited: 7:21 pm, May 01, 2013
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2. Re: Crosing from San Ysidro into Tijuana

I crossed into Tijuana 2 weeks ago on a Sat about 130pm and the line (walking, not driving) was very long it looked like at least a 2 hour wait. The next day on the way back into the US on Sunday morning I got in line at 800am and it took me 13 minutes. In fact it only took me 45 minutes from the time I left the TJ Marriott to get home in Downtown San Diego.

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