San Ysidro Border Crossings Wait Times & FAQ’s

Jump to live San Ysidro wait times

The San Ysidro Port of Entry connects San Diego and Tijuana and is the busiest land crossing in the Western World with tens of millions of crossings each year. A massive expansion and modernisation of this crossing was completed in 2019 at the cost of nearly 3/4 billion dollars.

There are three San Ysidro pedestrian border crossings or Garitas. These are the PedWest, PedEast and Cross Border Xpress crossing. The San Ysidro PedWest crossing is an exclusively pedestrian port of entry. The Cross Border Xpress (CBX) has an enclosed pedestrian bridge that joins the Tijuana airport with the San Diego terminal building. PedEast serves as the main northern crossing point though is still used as a means to walk into Mexico for travelers who wish to access that side of Tijuana. There is also a northbound and southbound (El Chaparral) vehicle crossing. Have you seen our Tijuana border crossing guide?

Please note during the COVID-19 situation some of the FAQ info below might be subject to change. Please let us know of any corrections required. You can view live and average San Ysidro Border wait times right now for the General, Ready and Sentri lanes below. Times remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

Pedestrians can cross at both the Cross Border Xpress and the PedWest crossing. San Ysidro pedestrian wait times are usually between 5 minutes and 25 minutes at PedWest and often no wait at the Cross Border Express, which has around 15 pedestrian lanes.
There is no toll for crossing either of the ports of entry. There is, however, still a requirement to show proper ID when crossing.
The Cross Border Xpress and the PedWest ports of entry are open 24 hours a day. There can be a long wait to cross the border in a vehicle at the Cross Border Express. The wait times during the day are generally around an hour. At PedWest, the delays are a lot shorter. At peak times, the wait in line is 25 minutes. Otherwise, it is around 10 minutes.
There are three duty-free locations in San Ysidro. There are two stores on the Camino De La Plaza, and both are open seven days a week. Monday to Saturday the store is open 9 am to 9 pm, and on Sundays, it is open from 10 am to 6 pm. The other store opens from 10 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays, it opens later from 10 am to 7 pm The store on East San Ysidro Blvd is also open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday it opens from 9 am to 9 pm. Sundays the store opens from 10 am to 4 pm
To cross the border, you will need to show a valid form of identification that provides proof of your citizenship, such as a passport, PASS card or enhanced driver’s license.

Todays San Ysidro border crossing wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. General, Sentri and Ready lane wait times are below and may take a few seconds to load…

San Ysidro El Chaparral & PedEast Wait Times

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San Ysidro Cross Border Xpress CBX Wait Times

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San Ysidro PedWest Wait Times

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