Toll Road to Ensenada Reopened

The rebuilt and reopened Tijuana-Ensenada toll road, a year after it collapsed due to a massive landslide at km 93. Photo by Luis Angel Garcia/Frontera

Photo by Luis Angel Garcia/Frontera


After nearly a year of being closed, the toll road to Ensenada reopened late in the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 16th. Baja California Governor, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, was present at the ceremony to inaugurate the reopened road as was Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza.

The stretch of road between La Fonda and San Miguel had been closed for nearly a year in both directions since collapsing under a massive landslide in December 2013. Traffic was diverted inland via the free road for the past year while the toll road was being rebuilt. With the newly reopened road, Ensenada hopes to see a resurgence of tourism to the area.


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Photos by Benjamín Pacheco and Nicté Madrigal.



11 thoughts on “Toll Road to Ensenada Reopened

  1. gordon harper says:

    is the toll road open in both direction

    1. Discover Baja says:

      Yes, the road is open in both directions.

  2. Lisa says:

    Is American dollars accepted for toll fees?

    1. Discover Baja says:

      Yes, the tolls can be paid in either dollars or pesos. It must be cash and you can’t mix currencies (the whole toll must be paid in either dollars or pesos, not both).

  3. Dawn says:

    How much is the toll?

    1. Discover Baja says:

      It’s 31 pesos (depending on the current exchange rate, about $2.20-$2.40)

  4. tony says:

    Been waiting for the toll road to open .I hated the older road ,here we come Ensenada

  5. bill says:

    Are there any other tolls to be paid, if yes then how much and where are they on the way to Los Cabos

    1. Discover Baja says:

      There are three tolls (each currently $31 pesos) in northern Baja – one in Playas de Tijuana, another in Rosarito and the third in San Miguel just north of Ensenada. That’s it for tolls in Baja until you get down to Cabo where you’ll encounter tolls around the Los Cabos airport.

  6. Rachel says:

    I am considering taking my small trailer I can pull with my SUV to park on a piece of property in Mexico. I need to know how the roads are from Tijuana to Todos Santos?

    1. Discover Baja says:

      Hi there, you can find road conditions for the peninsula on our road conditions page:

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