WAIT TIMES INTO THE U.S. San Ysidro - All Traffic: Vehicles: 1:15 Pedestrians: 0:20 Ready Lanes: Vehicles: 1:00 Pedestrians: no delay Sentri Lanes: Vehicles: 0:15
Otay Mesa - All Traffic: Vehicles: 1:15 Pedestrians: no delay Ready Lanes: Vehicles: 1:10 Pedestrians: no delay Sentri Lanes: Vehicles: 0:10 Cargo Standard: 0:10 Cargo FAST: no delay
Tecate - All Traffic: Vehicles: 0:45 Pedestrians: no delay Ready Lanes: Vehicles: N/A Pedestrians: N/A Sentri Lanes: Vehicles: N/A
WAIT TIMES INTO MEXICO Tijuana - I-5: 0:11 I-805: 0:06

WHAT WE DO

The Smart Border Coalition seeks creative and practical solutions to improve movement for all through the ports of entry in the San Diego-Tijuana binational region.

annual Travelers

106,000,000

annual Cars

46,000,000

annual Cargo Trucks

2,000,000

annual Value of Goods

$44,000,000,000

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El Chaparral

On November 1, 2012 the El Chaparral border crossing officially opened. This new crossing replaced the Puerta México.

Southbound

PedWest

PedWest, also called Pedestrian West at El Chaparral, and PedEast are closest to the main tourist areas of Tijuana.

Southbound / Northbound

PedEast

The U.S. portion of the facility has 22 lanes and since July, 2018 has significantly increased the northbound pedestrian inspection capacity at San Ysidro.

Southbound / Northbound

San Ysidro

This is the largest northbound vehicle crossing point in the region, with 36 lanes.

Northbound

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CBX Border Cross Express

Cross Border Xpress (CBX), also referred to as the Tijuana Cross-border Terminal and the Puerta de las Californias, is an airport terminal located in the Otay Mesa area of southern San Diego, California, United States, with an access bridge connecting it to the Tijuana International Airport.

Southbound / Northbound

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Otay Mesa

The Otay Mesa Port of Entry connects Otay Mesa in the City of San Diego with the Otay Centenario borough of Tijuana.

Southbound / Northbound

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Tecate

The Tecate Port of Entry is one three ports of entry in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region. The land port is located between Tecate, California in San Diego County's Mountain Empire and Tecate Municipality in Baja California.

Southbound / Northbound

Border Wait Times

San Ysidro
All Traffic
24 hrs/day
1:15
0:20
Ready Lanes
24 hrs/day
1:00
no delay
Sentri Lanes
24 hrs/day
0:15
 
Otay Mesa
All Traffic
24 hrs/day
1:15
no delay
 
Ready Lanes
24 hrs/day
1:10
no delay
 
Sentri Lanes
24 hrs/day
0:10
 
 
Cargo Standard
6 am-8 pm
 
 
0:10
Cargo FAST
6 am-8 pm
 
 
no delay
Tecate
All Traffic
5 am-11 pm
0:45
no delay
Ready Lanes
5 am-11 pm
N/A
N/A
Sentri Lanes
5 am-11 pm
N/A
 

* Source: CBP Border Wait Times Updated 2 minutes ago

Southbound El Chaparral
I-5
24 hrs/day
0:11
I-805
24 hrs/day
0:06

* Source: Caltrans Last updated 03/19/2019 11:58am

OUR VISION

A border managed to bring the people of San Diego County and the Tijuana Metropolitan Area closer together in shared success and prosperity, setting a world standard for border innovation.

OUR MISSION

Mobilizing a binational coalition of stakeholders to make movement through the El Chaparral, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and Tecate ports of entry safer and faster and more efficient, welcoming, and friendly to the environment. Striving to lessen impacts in the areas and neighborhoods on both sides of the border.

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