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Getting to Ensenada
From the border with Tijuana, there are two ways to get to Ensenada. We suggest you use the toll road. This highway has a center divider and less traffic than the older highway. As soon as you get across the border follow the road signs that read Ensenada Cuota (cuota is Spanish for toll road). The distance to Ensenada on this highway is approximately 68 miles. After the south end of El Sauzal, past the last toll booth, you will find a fork on the highway. Follow the highway off to the right, this exit leads into Ensenada's Boulevard Costero.
There is also a freeway, which shares a beautiful blend of inlands as well as beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and access to world famous surf spots and other attractions. As you cross the border, follow the left lanes trying to stay in the middle and follow the sign “Zona Río”, which will take you to the first traffic circle (tall black and white “M”, right in front of Centro Cultural Tijuana’s Omnimax theatre), before getting to the second traffic circle (Cuauhtémox monument) get to the right lane and turn right at the traffic circle (Avenida Cuauhtémoc) and follow straight ahead. You’ll still travel a few blocks within the city as you start heading to North Rosarito. This road is about 80 miles from Ensenada that includes passing through Rosarito’s Blvd. Benito Juárez.
From the South, the only way up to Ensenada is Highway 1, or Highway 3 from San Felipe (Southeast, in the Gulf of California), Which is the same Highway from Tecate and Mexicali.
From the Tijuana Bus Station (Central Camionera) there are less than hourly departures to Ensenada daily. From the Tijuana airport there’s a bus to Ensenada every three hours daily.
There are three cruiseships anchoring at Ensenada year long, most of them are arranged in two or three day cruises departing from Los Ángeles and there are other ships also arriving from other destinations (not as frequent as the ones departing from L.A.) such as Cabo San Lucas (in Baja California Sur), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Hawaii and Alaska.
There’s a military airport in Ensenada open to civilian aircrafts. We suggest you head to the Getting Here section in About Baja to get more info about Ensenada’s airfield.