Rob, Need to Update "Getting Here"

by John Redcorn, Monday, March 29, 2021, 08:09 (48 days ago)

You have Continental and US Airways listed as airlines that service ZIH.

On a side note, I really want to make a trip down but holy hell, a round trip ticket from IAH is over 1k unless I Frankenstein my itinerary and use multiple airlines and overnight in CDMX.

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Rob, Need to Update "Getting Here"

by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Monday, March 29, 2021, 09:41 (48 days ago) @ John Redcorn

Check Alaska Airlines IAH to LAX. LAX TO ZIH.

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"Getting Here" updated!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 29, 2021, 11:00 (47 days ago) @ John Redcorn

You have Continental and US Airways listed as airlines that service ZIH.

On a side note, I really want to make a trip down but holy hell, a round trip ticket from IAH is over 1k unless I Frankenstein my itinerary and use multiple airlines and overnight in CDMX.

Much appreciated, John. All updated. Gracias.

"Getting Here" updated!

by mindpilot, la Playa Buenavista, Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:20 (47 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob,

If you would like, I will write instructions for using CBX that you can add to the Getting Here page. CBX now has a formal 3-letter airport designation, TJX.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 29, 2021, 18:10 (47 days ago) @ mindpilot

Rob,

If you would like, I will write instructions for using CBX that you can add to the Getting Here page. CBX now has a formal 3-letter airport designation, TJX.

I’d appreciate that very much. If you want to post it here in separate message on the Message Board I can link to it.

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by mindpilot, la Playa Buenavista, Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:09 (47 days ago) @ John Redcorn

An economical way to go is get to San Diego. Then cross at CBX--about a 40 minutes ride from San Diego airport--and take a Volaris flight from Tijuana to Zihua.

CBX is a land crossing so no COVID test required.

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by Zihuateco @, Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:30 (47 days ago) @ mindpilot

I can vouch for CBX - efficient and safe; plus secured parking.

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by John Redcorn, Monday, March 29, 2021, 14:26 (47 days ago) @ Zihuateco

So you drive into TJ or get a cab?

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Monday, March 29, 2021, 14:39 (47 days ago) @ John Redcorn

So you drive into TJ or get a cab?

You don't need to drive into TJ if you walk across the CBX, Cross Border Express. The CBX literally drops you into the Tijuana airport. The airport sits directly on the border. The CBX is simply a walking bridge across the border.

If you walk across either the San Ysidro or Otay Mesa border crossings, you can grab a cab easily. From San Ysidro, they will try to charge you $20. I have not done so in a while but you should be able to talk them down to $15 or lower. I usually use pesos and $250 pesos (about $12.50) is doable but I always throw them at least a $50 or even a $100 peso tip. (This is only when I am with someone else who does not want to hike downtown and take a bus to the airport.) The taxi ride from the Otay Mesa crossing should be much cheaper as it is very close to the airport. (Sorry. Have never done that.) Unless you were a San Diego local who lived closer to the Otay Mesa crossing, you would probably never have the opportunity to cab from the Otay Mesa border crossing.

Also, Uber (and I think Lyft) are available in Tijuana.

Driving into TJ is not recommended for the neophyte. You really should have Mexican insurance. (In fact, it is legally required, as it is in most of the United States.) Plus, the roads are a maze. GPS is much better than it used to be but still can send you in bizarre directions. (Wisdom born of experience: If the GPS in Mexico tells you it can get you over a mountain that is standing right in front of you with no visible major roadway, don't believe it.)

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by Zihuateco @, Monday, March 29, 2021, 18:14 (47 days ago) @ Padrino

If the price is right, we drive down from Los Angeles, leave our vehicle in their secured parking lot, show the necessary documents, then walk approximately 10 minutes on the indoor bridge that connects CBX with the Tijuana Airport - super easy.

The link for the CBX is:
Cross Border Xpresswww.crossborderxpress.com