Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tijuana Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
being that is was january of this year it was fairly cold down there , so i was surprised that they would crank the air conditioner all night long. – a traveller
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Tijuana International Airport.
What to Expect
Passenger services at Tijuana International Airport are provided in a mid-size terminal with a decent selection of eateries and shops. Operating hours for these services vary, but a couple are open 24 hours. WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to access a lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.
Where to Sleep
As of October 2018, we have not received any recent sleep-related reviews or tips. Based on past reviews, you will want to pack a blanket and dress warm as the terminal is said to get cold. Please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
Good to Know
The airport also hosts a cross-border terminal on the U.S. side of the border. Connected to the main terminal by an international bridge, this terminal is used to process departing passengers from the U.S. side of the border prior to their entry into Mexico.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
If sleeping in Tijuana Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel del Principado – (3 minutes from the airport) Free Airport transfers are available.. » Check Rates
- Gamma de Fiesta Inn Tijuana – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Fiesta Inn Tijuana Otay Aeropuerto – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- City Express Junior Tijuana Otay – (8 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available.. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tijuana Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Airport WiFi / Internet
Free WiFi is available at Tijuana airport. Connect to the “GAP FREE” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banamex, Bancomer, Banorte, HSBC Bank and Globo Cambio. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
Currency Exchange – Global Exchange is open 24 hours and 2 locations of MPA are open 7:00AM – 10:00PM. Location: Terminal 1.
Duty Free & Shopping – No duty free shops are available. La Cava de Don Chava and Tiendas Cuadra, both located airside, are open 24 hours.
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Aca las Tortas • Baja Food & Drinks • Mirage Restaurant and Bar • Natural Break.
Information Desk – Not available.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Pharmacy – Location: Terminal 1, Landside. Hours: 24 hours a day
Rest Zones – Not available.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 24 hours.
As of February 2018, Tijuana airport is served by the following airlines: TAR Aerolíneas • Aereocalafia • Interjet • Aeroméxico • Viva Aerobus • Volaris.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
At the time of this January 2018 update, Greyhound is the only bus service available at the airport.
These car rental agencies offer service onsite in the Arrivals Hall: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Enterprise/National • Firefly • Hertz • Mex Rent a Car • Thrifty.
Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “colectivo” (shared-ride taxi) from the main terminal. Colectivos run from 5:00AM – 10:00PM. Make sure your colectivo is going to your destination before hopping in.
Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire 24 hours in the ground transportation area of the airport.
Last updated: 2018-10-23
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.