New US border crossing for Tijuana airport passengers to open December 9

Cross Border Xpress (CBX) said it will open its doors on December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am PST.

The facility features a 390-foot enclosed pedestrian skybridge that spans the US/Mexico border, and a full-service airline passenger terminal in Southern San Diego. CBX tickets are now available for advance purchase at

The CBX border crossing can only be used by ticketed TIJ airport passengers flying out of the airport within 24 hours, or ticketed TIJ airport passengers who have flown into the airport and wish to use the CBX border crossing within two hours after landing. The rest of the CBX terminal is accessible to the general public who may be dropping off or picking up passengers.

The CBX terminal is located right along the border in San Diego, in between the existing San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings. CBX is easily accessible from Interstates 5, 805 and 15, by connecting to Highway 905 then exiting Britannia Boulevard south to Siempre Viva Road east. Passengers can then follow the Cross Border Xpress signs to the terminal building located at 2745 Otay Pacific Drive.

CBX broke ground in May 2014 and was completed in November 2015. The construction was defined by the placement of six 75-ton steel skybridge sections, which were crane-lifted into place over the six-lane Via de la Juventud Ote Highway in Mexico.