Best Pickup Location at the Border in Tijuana

Pedestrian Border Crossing into Tijuana

Updated: January 2022.

PedEast – Garita de San Ysidro

We suggest all pedestrian border crossings via the San Ysidro PEDEAST Border Crossing Station. (just steps from the San Ysidro Trolley Station).

As you enter Tijuana, just across the street you will see the “TIENDA TJ” convenience store. Please wait there and call your driver for pick up (he will be parked nearby waiting for your call).

How to get there: PedEast is located at 795 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173. Google Map:

Nearest Parking Lots: Premium Parking, International Parking, and Laz Parking.

PedWest – El Chaparral (CLOSED TEMPORARILY)

As of January 2022, PEDWEST/EL CHAPARRAL border crossing station is closed.

This is our favorite border crossing station for picking up passengers on the Tijuana side, the reason being that, once you cross the border there is a well designed and secure boarding area (yes, there are some well designed things in Tijuana) so once you cross the border, the car will be either waiting for you right there, or just meters away, with your driver waiting for your call, to come pick you up.

How to get there: On the US side, the border crossing station is called PedWest located at: 499 Virginia Ave, San Diego, CA 92173.

Nearest Parking is the Border Station Parking, located at: 4570 Camino De La Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173.

You have to walk across the border, following the signs all the way to Tijuana.

Once on the mexican side, you will see large colorful “Tijuana” and “Mexico” signs. That boarding area is called “El Chaparral”, you can get the exact pickup location in Google Maps:

The drivers can’t park and wait right at the boarding area, but will be parked just meters away, waiting for your call or message.

Sometimes we get some available spaces right below that bridge just some feets away.

Migration documents

Just a reminder, there are some migration documents you will need to bring with you in order to cross the border into México.

Documentation Required when entering Mexico
Documentation Required when entering Mexico

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