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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS FROM THE USA

If you are driving, you need to get to Calexico, California. You can get there via San Diego on Interstate 8 East or from Yuma, AZ take Interstate 8 West to Hwy. 111 exit. Take Hwy. 111 South to Calexico and the Mexican border. There are two crossing points into Mexico from here. See the following instructions. Drive time from border to San Felipe is approximately 2 hours. The government is working on the road to widen it, please give yourself extra time.It is always best to drive during the daylight.
 

Border Crossing at Calexico:

From El Centro: Go east on Interstate 8 to Highway 111 exit. Go South on Highway 111 to the border. Go through the border, stay in the middle lane, going south. Always stay in the center lane. At each "Glorieta" (circle) proceed south. Go straight on this road through Mexicali (major intersections will have signs for San Felipe.) This turns into Highway 5.  Stay on Highway 5 until you reach San Felipe.   It will be a scenic 2 hr dive to San Felipe.

Eastern Border Crossing:
 From El Centro: Go East on Interstate 8 to Highway 111 exit. Go South on Highway 111 to the third light (Hwy. 98 or Truck Route 7). Go East on Highway 98 for about 7 miles where the sign shows the border crossing. Make a right and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked). RV's are to follow the signs for passenger cars.

From Yuma: Take Highway 8 West and exit at Highway 98. Go West on Highway 98 for about 16 miles. At the traffic light, make a left and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked).

Once through the new border crossing you will come to a "T" crossing. Make a right and proceed West along the border boundary to the first stop sign where you will make a left onto Calzado Manuel Gomez Morin (MORIN BLVD). Continue South on MORIN through 7 traffic lights, passing the Sony plant. Turn left onto Highway 5 going South. Just stay on Highway 5 until you reach San Felipe. 

 

Those who live farther away may want to fly.

1. Fly into San Diego and drive rental car. Drive time is approximately 5 hours.

2. Fly into Yuma, AZ and drive rental car. Drive time is approximately 3.5 hours. 3. Fly into Los Angeles and then fly into El Centro, CA and drive rental car. Drive time is approximately 2.5 hours.

NOTE: When renting a car you must tell them you are driving into Mexico. Some agencies will not allow rentals into Mexico. In San Diego Red & Blue is the most economical and allows their vehicles into Mexico with the appropriate insurance. In Yuma and El Centro, Avis rents cars that can go into Mexico. (El Centro Avis counter closes at 5:00 on weekdays, Noon on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.)

Another option is to travel by bus. It can be a long tedious trip but can be done. Greyhound Bus has a station in Calexico, CA, right at the border. You can then walk or take a taxi into Mexicali Bus Station and get a bus to San Felipe.

Our office is located on "Highway 5" which is the road from Mexicali to San Felipe. We are located at Km 177. We are adjacent to the Rancho Market and Deli which will be on your left. 

 

Items needed:

Passports

Mexican auto insurance - available online