Mexicoach advertises that they will take you from San Ysidro (US) to Rosarito Beach Hotel. They will not unless you have 6 people -- or simply charge you for 6. They don't unless they have 6. Crossing into Mexico, Mexicoach is convenient depending on wait but just to TJ. Then cab it (not yellow cab, negotiate fares & etc with independent) or go to bus station but cab will take you to your R hotel for a few $ maybe 10US. We took a local bus to Ensenada. Cab it to the "7-11" bus stop south of R-town and wait for bus with the locals. Coming back, Ensenada bus depot, Mexicoach (their sign says they'll take you to San Ysidro -- they do not). To TJ, just walk across border. Trolly station is right there if you want to go North -- we did, to San Diego. Find out about the local buses (look like small school buses) -- different routes by color of strip on bus, they just drive down streets and you can flag them down then tell driver when you want to get off -- 10 pesos or so a trip. That's the more fun and local way to get around.
The Mexicoach offers an inexpensive alternative to taking a cab from Rosarito to Tijuana and vice versa. Y. and I caught this red colored bus from the Rosarito Beach Hotel, which left exactly on the hour every two hours. We left at noon. The cost is $5/person and will drop you off at the Terminal Turística Tijuana. For an additional $2 you can purchase a ticket from the TJ terminal to take you back to the border. However, you can just save that money and opt for a leisurely walk down Avenida Revolución to get the "touristy" feel to Tijuana. The walk from the Tourist Terminal to the border will take about 30+ minutes.
One day, we were trying to go to a place in the city. There were twelve of us, so we had to take two taxis. The first taxi driver had the map to where we were going. I was in the second taxi. The first taxi immediately took off and lost us. Our driver said, "I know how to get there!" Ha! He did not. So he spent the next half hour asking directions to try to find this place. The moral of the story: Take a map!
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