Getting to Ensenada
Ensenada is a great place to visit, but how are you going to get there?
Getting to Ensenada by Car, accross the San Ysidro / El Chaparral Border
Once on the Mexican side, drive on the right lane.
1- Follow the signs that read "Rosarito / Ensenada Scenic Road".
2- You will merge with the road (Avenida Internacional) that runs along the USA-México border that will be at your right.
3- After a steeped hill follow the "Bajamar" sign.
4- Then "Playas de Tijuana / Rosarito Cuota" signs.
5- Soon after you'll see the ocean, and Playas de Tijuana, at your right
6- Continue on the road.
7- If you see the "Bienvenidos, Autopista Escenica" sign, you are in the right direction!
Soon you'll be at the first toll booth. Between Tijuana and Ensenada there are three toll booths
((Please note the Emergency & Tourist Assistance phone Numbers that we have put at the end of this page))
The second toll booth is at the southern tip of Rosarito where there is a gas station.
there you may choose to drive either on the same toll road or on the "free
road" which is a paved narrow road offering you the opportunity to visit
Puerto Nuevo, La Misión and other charming seaside villages at your own
But if you decide to go directly to your destination driving on the toll road, you will travel about 115 km from Playas de Tijuana to Ensenada.
This route is the favorite of the majority of drivers because, besides being a relatively well-built road, it offers assistance to travelers and the landscapes are beautiful.
The third toll booth is located in San Miguel, about 17 km before arriving in downtown Ensenada.
View of the Scenic Highway, taken from north to south...
Information about the lenght of the border-crossing time.
In San Ysidro, California : (619) 690-8999
In Otay, California : (619) 671-8999
Getting to Ensenada with Highway Assistance
Should you need car assistance while on the Tijuana-Ensenada Highway, the Green Angels will gladly help you.
This is a FREE daily-24-hours service.
Toll free number: 01 800 990 3900.
Emergency Telephone Numbers and Tourist Help: 074 and 078
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