You have several options to go to your dentist in Tijuana. Tijuana is conveniently located across the border of San Diego, CA. Below are the options on how to get there for your dental work:
Option 1: Take a flight
Take a flight to the San Diego International Airport which is only 30 minutes from the Tijuana border. Here are the steps to follow after you arrive at the airport:
Step 1: Take an Uber, taxi, or rental car to the border.
Step 2: Walk across the border through the PedWest or PedEast Border Entrance. See map.
Step 3: Once across, take an Uber or taxi to your dental office.
Tip: Write down the full address of your TJ dental office on paper and bring it with you. Sometimes you may not have a good cellphone signal depending on your carrier. You'll be out of luck if you can't retrieve the address from your phone.
Option 2: Drive to the border and park on the US-side
Step 1: Drive to the Tijuana border (San Ysidro border). Take Exit 1A (Camino De La Plaza - Last USA exit).
Step 2: Park on the US side of the border. We recommend the Border Station Parking. Parking is around $9 for 10 hours from Monday to Thursday and around $18 from Friday to Sunday. Step 3: Walk across the border through the PedWest or PedEast Border Entrance. See map.
Step 4: Once across, take an Uber or taxi to your dental office. Uber will cost you approximately $3 to $7 to your Tijuana dental office.
Option 3: Drive directly to the dental office.
Here are some tips regarding driving in Tijuana to see your dentist:
Tip 1: You want to ensure that you have data coverage for your cellphone when you are using Google Maps in Tijuana. Call your cell phone provider to include data coverage in Mexico. Some providers give this coverage for free, such as AT&T. Others give you a special temporary add-on plan. It allows you to use your phone for texting and Google maps without any extra roaming charges.
Enter your dental office address in Google Maps. Follow this option as well if you prefer to stay at a hotel in Tijuana.
Tip 2: There is no traffic going into Tijuana. But, be prepared for a long car line going back to the US. Traffic going into the US is heavier during the mornings and weekends. Ask your dentist for the most convenient time to drive across the border to the US.
Tip 3: Mexican car insurance is highly recommended when going to Mexico. We recommend just getting them online through sites like Sanborn’s Mexican Auto Insurance.