Air travel between San Diego and Tijuana Airport is about to get easier with the opening of a connecting skywalk bridge.
The Cross Border Xpress (CBX) pedestrian bridge connecting Tijuana Airport Terminal (TIJ) to San Diego will open Wednesday.
CBX is an enclosed pedestrian skywalk bridge located about 7 miles from Interstate 5 in San Diego County and is for Tijuana Airport flyers who cross the U.S./Mexican border as part of their trip. The bridge is 400 feet long and takes less than three minutes to cross.
“CBX will transform the border crossing experience for millions of travelers,” said Carlos Laviada, an investor in the project, and frequent flyer. “We started the planning and approvals for CBX over eight years ago, and it has garnered incredible support on both sides of the border. Intercountry travel for leisure and business is a critical economic driver for this entire region.”
CBX was designed with U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection to serve the two million TIJ flyers who already cross the U.S./Mexico border annually. The skywalk is accessible only to ticketed Tijuana Airport flyers with boarding passes for flights departing within 24 hours or passengers who arrived within 4 hours.
Northbound travelers must clear U.S. Customs & Border Protection and southbound flyers must go through Mexican Customs & Border Protection.
Each CBX ticket is valid for crossing the skywalk bridge one way. The passage fee, $18 per crossing, is waived December 9-18.
Documents required to use the skywalk include:
- Airline boarding pass
- CBX ticket, which can be purchased here.
- Travel visa, if applicable (U.S. and Mexican passport holders do not need a visa)
[Photo: Rendering of the Cross Border Xpress facility in Otay Mesa. Otay Tijuana Ventures]