Everything you need to know about CBX: Easy and affordable California with MEX

Bridges not only connect two points, they are also symbols of peace and new opportunities. At the border between Mexico and the United States, you'll find the Cross Border Xpress (CBX), an access point that brings together the best of both countries in one journey.


In this blog, we will show you how to enter the United States comfortably, easily, and affordably through CBX. You'll be amazed at how convenient it is to cross the trans-border bridge, rent a car with MEX Rent A Car, and explore California and other incredible destinations. Let's get started!


What is CBX?

First, let's define it: what is the Cross Border Xpress? It is a bi-national pedestrian crossing that leads from Tijuana International Airport to a terminal in San Diego, CA. It is a one-of-a-kind travel solution that allows you to cross the border without long wait times and, because it is connected to Tijuana Airport, at a much cheaper price compared to flying from Mexico directly to the US.


How does CBX work?

It's very easy: once you land at the airport, head to the bridge (you'll see arrows on the ground indicating the way). To cross, you'll need to present your CBX ticket (which you can buy online or on-site) and your passport and/or visa. Vice versa, when you arrive at the binational access from San Diego, present your immigration documents, CBX ticket, and your boarding pass for the return flight. Note: remember that if you're not US citizen and traveling more than 40 km into American territory or staying for more than 30 days, you'll need to pay the I-94 permit, which costs $6 USD per person.


How much does it cost to cross CBX?

The cost of using the pedestrian crossing depends on the season and the type of access you purchase. Currently, the individual one-way ticket costs USD $19.95 in low season, $23.95 in regular season, and $26.95 in high season. CBX also offers packages for 4, 5, 6, 10, 20, and 30 passengers. The larger the package you buy, the lower the cost per person. You can purchase and check ticket prices at: crossborderxpress.com/en/tickets.


What is the best transportation option at CBX?

Now, once you cross the bridge, how will you get around the United States? Although there are some shuttle services, the best option is to rent a car with MEX. Why? It's more comfortable, safe, and practical. Additionally, the rental price is highly competitive compared to other transportation options. With MEX, you can choose the vehicle that best fits your budget and travel plan.


What interesting places are near CBX?

From Otay, where the Cross Border is located, you can easily reach multiple destinations by car. These include:

- San Diego
- San Ysidro
- Los Angeles
- Disneyland
- Big Bear Lake
- Anaheim, and more.


Which mexican airlines connect with CBX?

At the Cross Border Xpress, you'll find a wide range of services that will make your journey easier. Mexican airlines such as Volaris, Viva Aerobus, and Aeroméxico fly to and from Tijuana, connecting with the rest of Mexico. Additionally, within the international bridge facilities, you can enjoy a delicious drink at Starbucks or a tasty hot dog from Wetzel's Pretzel. Currency exchange, a food truck patio with a diverse food offering, and, of course, MEX Rent A Car's car rental services are also available.


Don't miss the unique experience of exploring California in the safest and most affordable way. Rent a car with MEX Rent A Car and explore the wonderful destinations that await you when crossing CBX. Don't waste time and book your vehicle right now!

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