Tijuana Airport Arrivals (TIJ)

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Flight Arrivals at Tijuana Airport

Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) is located in northern Mexico, just south of the border to the United States. The airport is a bi-national airport with a passenger terminal (CBX) located just north of the border on the US side, connected to the airport through a cross-border pedestrian bridge, and the Main Terminal (also known as Terminal 1) located on the Mexican side together with the rest of the airport. Passengers coming from or going to the US side will have to go through passport control, customs and immigration when crossing the border. The CBX terminal also handles check-ins and process passengers departing from the US side.

All flights depart and arrive in Mexico.

Services at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

WiFi at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side - Main Terminal

Free WiFi is available through the network “GAP FREE”.

ATMs at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

ATMs/cash machines from several different banks are available in Terminal 1 (Main Terminal). It is wise to check your bank’s fees, daily withdrawal limits and even notify your bank before traveling to avoid higher expenses than necessary.

Currency Exchange at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

Currency Exchange services provided by Global Exchange are available in the Departures area of Terminal 1.

Transfers at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

There are several options of transfer from or to Tijuana Airport.

Rental Cars – Car rental offices from different agencies can be found in various location in and just outside the terminal. See all car rental companies at Tijuana Airport.

Buses – The Tijuana Airport bus terminal is located just to the right of the terminal building after exiting it. From here it is possible to catch a local bus to the center of Tijuana, at least those who are traveling light as there might not be room for larger luggage on the buses. Various bus/coach companies offer transfers to other destinations in Mexico, including Mexico City, and a few locations in the US.

Taxis – Official taxis are found outside directly outside the terminal, unofficial taxis can be found across the road from the terminal. Only official taxis are allowed to collect passengers on airport grounds, but the land across the road is off-grounds and therefore it is perfectly acceptable to catch one of those taxis. Official taxis tend to be more expensive, one taxi company, Taxi Libre, works on taximeter rates and it’s recommended to negotiate the fare before getting into the vehicle. The rest of the taxis operate on fixed rates. Taking a taxi is one of the safest ways to travel in Tijuana. More information about taxis at Tijuana Airport.

Hotel Shuttles – Some hotels offer their guests an airport shuttle service from or to their hotel. These are arranged through the hotel. Need to book a hotel? See a selection of hotels near Tijuana Airport.

Trains – Two train stations are located in Tijuana, although neither of them are connected with the airport. More information about train services in Tijuana and San Diego.

Luggage Storage and Lockers at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

The airport does not have any lockers or facilities to store luggage available.

Luggage Carts and Porters at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

Both luggage carts and porters are available at the Main Terminal. Charges may apply.

Pharmacy at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

A 24/7 pharmacy can be found on the landside in Terminal 1.

Sleeping at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

There are no specific sleeping facilities at the airport, but there are several hotels nearby for uninterrupted sleep. It is possible to stay at the airport overnight but it is recommended to dress warm as it is said to be very cold there during the night.

VIP Lounges at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

The VIP Lounge is open to all passengers regardless of which class of service they are flying. Access can be purchased through a lounge membership program or one-time passes. The VIP Lounge offers several different areas and rooms in a cozy environment and includes a wide variety of courtesy snacks, an exclusive smoking area, a kids’ room, and more.

Smoking at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

The only smoking facility located inside the terminal is the one in the VIP Lounge, otherwise smoking is directed to outside. This lounge is likely open for connecting flight travelers provided they purchase access to it.

Travel Agencies at Tijuana Airport, Mexican Side – Main Terminal

There are several travel agencies available at the terminal.

Services at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

WiFi at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

Only travelers can use the Cross Border Xpress bridge to cross the border and a boarding pass, passport, and a CBX ticket are required to do so. Travelers will go through passport control, customs and immigration when entering either Mexico or the US.

CBX Tickets can be purchased at the CBX counters and ticket kiosks located in the CBX Terminal on the US side and in the baggage claim area on the Tijuana, Mexico side.

Tickets can also be purchased through the CBX App, the CBX website https://www.crossborderxpress.com/ as well as the websites of CBX’s partners: Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus and Volaris.

Tickets are available in different types, including one-way and return. Tickets are valid for a year.

WiFi at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

CBX offers free WiFi to their visitors.

Smoking at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the terminal building.

ATMs and Currency Exchange at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

ATMs and Currency Exchange services can be found at the CBX Terminal.

Luggage Carts and Porters at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

Luggage carts are available free of charge, and it is allowed to take them across the border. Porters are only available on the Mexican side.

Dining and Shopping at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

The terminal has several options available for having a coffee, dining or shopping, including Duty Free shopping.

Transfers at Tijuana Airport, US Side – CBX Terminal

Transfer options available are rental cars, shuttle buses, taxis and ride shares. Trains can be found in San Diego.

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