Posts Tagged: border

The Present, Past, and Future of Friendship Park

  It’s hard to ignore the rust colored border fence separating Tijuana from San Diego that stretches all the way into the Pacific Ocean. El Parque de la Amistad, Friendship Park, is a binational park with both a Mexico and a U.S. side located along the border fence just east of the Pacific coastline. On… Read more »

57-Hour San Ysidro Southbound Border Closure: Sept. 23-25

San Ysidro El Chaparral border closure

A temporary closure of the San Ysidro El Chaparral border will take place for southbound vehicular traffic from September 23-25, 2017. The 57-hour closure will be in effect from Saturday, September 23 at 3am to Monday, September 25 at 12 noon. The I-5 and 805 freeways will be closed for all southbound traffic, beginning at… Read more »

PedWest

PedWest Tijuana Border Crossing

The PedWest San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing opened in July 2016. The new pedestrian bridge and crossing facility is located just west of the southbound vehicle El Chaparral crossing and has 14 lanes—12 northbound and 2 southbound. PedWest is meant to supplement the original pedestrian crossing east of the northbound vehicle crossing lanes at San Ysidro…. Read more »

Via Internacional Construction – Detour and Directions

Via Internacional Construction Tijuana 4

UPDATE July 4, 2016: The regular entrance to Via Internacional is currently OPEN from the southbound El Chaparral border crossing at San Ysidro. However, construction continues so we want you to be prepared in the case that they close the entrance again and direct traffic to use the detour depicted below.   SOUTHBOUND DIRECTIONS TO VIA INTERNACIONAL… Read more »

Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Border Crossing

Otay Mesa East Border Crossing

Work is underway on a $700 million project to complete a new land port of entry, Otay Mesa East. The new border crossing, which will be open only to toll-paying users, is on track to open in 2017. The first phase (of three) is underway to construct a 1.5-mile stretch of a four-lane highway, state Route… Read more »

Cross Border Airport Bridge between San Diego and Tijuana

Cross Border Xpress San Diego Tijuana

  UPDATE January 2016: The Cross Border Xpress airport bridge is now open. You can see get tips and more information by reading our Cross Border Xpress Article. The pedestrian cross-border airport bridge between San Diego and Tijuana’s Rodríquez airport is set to open summer 2015. The project is called “Cross Border Xpress” and is expected… Read more »

El Chaparral border crossing directions – Something to Declare (FMM tourist permits and customs)

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** In 2012 a new border crossing called “El Chaparral” opened for visitors crossing at San Ysidro from the U.S. to Mexico. The new crossing features new and more lanes and a new customs area. The current entrance to the lanes is only temporary until the I-5 on the U.S…. Read more »

El Chaparral border crossing directions – Nothing to Declare

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** In 2012 a new border crossing called “El Chaparral” opened for visitors crossing at San Ysidro from the U.S. to Mexico. The new crossing features new and more lanes and a new customs area. The current entrance to the lanes is only temporary until the I-5 on the U.S…. Read more »

NEW SENTRI Entrance Directions

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** The entrance for the SENTRI Lane at San Ysidro changed at the beginning of March 2014. There are a few different ways to access the new lane entrance. See below for options: OPTION 1 If you aren’t familiar with the old SENTRI entrance, or you’ve been looking for a… Read more »

Directions to the Fast Pass Lane at San Ysidro

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** See below for directions to the San Ysidro Fast Pass Lane at the Tijuana border from the toll road. Click HERE For a PDF that you can download and print to take with you. For more information about the Fast Pass and establishments where you can get a… Read more »