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BORDER CROSSING AND CUSTOMS INFORMATION


Border Crossing Locations And Wait Times In Baja

1. About the United States – Mexico Border

The international border between the United States and Mexico runs from Imperial Beach, California and Tijuana, Baja California in the west, to Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Texas in the east, and traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to inhospitable deserts. The border's total length is 3,169 km (1,969 mi) according to figures given by the International Boundary and Water Commission. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world, with approximately three hundred fifty million (350,000,000) crossings per year.

2. Border Crossing Locations and Wait Times

San Ysidro Border Crossing

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San Ysidro - Tijuana Border Crossing

The San Ysidro Border Crossing at San Diego is home to the world's busiest land border crossing. It is where U.S. Interstate 5 crosses into Mexico at Tijuana. The San Ysidro Border Crossing is one of three ports of entry in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region.

 

San Ysidro Border Wait Times Phone Numbers

To check on waiting time at the U.S./Mexico checkpoints, call the corresponding numbers:

From the U.S. : (619) 690-8999

From Mexico : 700-7000

Check border wait times online for pedestrian, standard, ready lane and sentri:

SAN YSIDRO BORDER WAIT TIMES

 


Otay Mesa Border Crossing

The Otay Mesa Border Crossing is one three ports of entry in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region. Otay Mesa Port of Entry is primarily commercial in function and trucks are generally instructed to cross there as opposed to the San Ysidro Border Crossing. Commercial crossing through the port accounts for billions of dollars worth of freight.

Otay Mesa Border Wait Times Phone Numbers

To check on waiting time at the U.S./Mexico checkpoints, call the corresponding numbers:

From the U.S.: (619) 671-8999

From Mexico : 700-7000

Check border wait times online for pedestrian, standard, ready lane and sentri:

OTAY MESA BORDER WAIT TIMES

 


Tecate Border Crossing

Tecate is a small city in Baja California, Mexico.  It is located on the border with Tecate, California, United States and Tecate, Mexico in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. This small port of entry serves as a calmer alternative to the bustling port of Tijuana. Although the city is only 64 kilometres (40 mi) from San Diego and the road to the border crossing traverses mountainous terrain making Tecate a viable alternative to the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Tecate Border Wait Times Phone Numbers

To check on waiting time at the U.S./Mexico checkpoints, call the corresponding numbers:

From the U.S. : (619) 938-8330

From Mexico : 700-7000

Check border wait times online for pedestrian, standard, ready lane and sentri:

TECATE BORDER WAIT TIMES