Best Pickup Location at the Border in Tijuana

Updated: January 4th, 2024

If you’re planning on crossing the border between the United States and Tijuana, you might be wondering about the best place to meet your private driver in Tijuana.


PedEast – Garita de San Ysidro (open 24/7 in both directions)

We recommend using the PedEast pedestrian border crossing station, also known as the “Garita de San Ysidro”. (Who said learning Spanish can’t be fun? You’re already mastering border crossing vocabulary!)

Why PedEast? For starters, it’s open 24/7 in both directions, making it a convenient choice no matter what time you cross the border. PedWest, on the other hand, is open only on special hours (read below).

To get to PedEast, head to 795 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173. Google Map:

The PedEast station is just steps away from the San Ysidro Trolley Station, and you can find nearby parking at Premium Parking, International Parking, and Laz Parking.

Once you’ve crossed the border into Tijuana, your private driver will be waiting to pick you up at the ROMA Pharmacy, located right across the street from the PedEast station. Give your driver a call, and they’ll be there to transport you wherever you need to go.

PEDEAST pedestrian border crossing from San Ysidro to Tijuana
PEDEAST pedestrian border crossing from San Ysidro to Tijuana

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PedWest – El Chaparral (Limited Hours)

On January 4th, 2024, the PedWest crossing was re-opened again by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but with special hours of operation, as follows:

Northbound, Tijuana to San Diego, open from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Southbound, San Diego to Tijuana, open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Once you cross the border into Tijuana, there is a well designed and secure boarding area (yes, there are some well designed things in Tijuana) so once you cross the border, your driver can pick you up right there.

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

For nearby parking to Pedwest, try 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:

Your driver can’t park at the boarding area. Your driver will be parked nearby waiting for your call or message.

Migration documents

Regardless of which station you use, don’t forget to bring your necessary migration documents with you!

Documentation Required when entering Mexico
Documentation Required when entering Mexico

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