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Tijuana Airport Guide

tijuana airport guide

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Tijuana Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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

Airport Overview

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 during their time at Tijuana Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Tijuana airport has one main terminal.
  • There is a second terminal, Terminal 2, located on the U.S. side of the border. It serves as a check-in and processing facility for departing and arriving passengers, and does not have any gates or arrival facilities.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • The temperature inside the terminal in cold. Bring a sweater!
  • There are several 24 hour concession options at this airport.

Where to Sleep

  • We have not received any reviews on this airport since 2005. If you have been there recently, please write a review.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • There are lounges that economy class passengers can pay to use. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Tijuana Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Tijuana Airport Information

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.

Airport Lounges

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!

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Airport Hotels

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.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tijuana airport. Connect to the “GAP FREE” network.

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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.
  • Car Rentals - Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Europcar • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thrifty. Location: Arrivals Area. Hours: Europcar and National are open 24 hours.
  • 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.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Location: Terminal 1, Landside. Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Tijuana airport is served by the following airlines: TAR Aerolíneas • Aereocalafia • Interjet • Aeroméxico • Viva Aerobus • Volaris.

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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.

Car Rentals

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.

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Last Updated: 14 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. 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/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .