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Crossing the Border: San Ysidro’s New PedWest!

April 18, 2017

I along with many other are thrilled over the changes happening at the Tijuana/San Diego border. Both the U.S. and Mexican governments have been making moves to improve the port of entry – both ways – by implementing a new west side pedestrian crossing (PedWest) port of entry.

 

Out with the Old

The Tijuana/San Diego border crossing is notoriously awful. The border is open 24 hours a day and being the most crossed port of entry in the world, you can surely expect delays. If you choose to cross by car, be aware that the wait to cross back into the United States is a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour. I have personally waited up to 7 hours during a holiday weekend.

 

 

If crossing on foot, you might get lucky depending on the day and time, but a wait of a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour can be expected. It has become the norm to wait 2 hours or more, and I have waited 2 hours when crossing on a normal weekend.

 

In with the New

But this is all changing! San Ysidro’s new port of entry for pedestrians only, PedWest, opened July 15th, 2016. It’s located near the Las Americas Premium Outlets right next to the border. This change impacts 20,000+ pedestrians who cross on a daily basis. I used PedWest in my most recent trip during a weekend and there was no wait (however, this may change as people become more aware of the existence of PedWest).

 

 

The Virginia Avenue Transit Center has also been implemented to provide access to the public buses and trolley system. These changes also allow private vehicle and taxi pick up, which was unavailable in the old port of entry.

 

For more detailed information on PedWest, check out THIS article.

 

 

 

Over to you! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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