What is CBX?

CBX (Cross Border Xpress) is the service that allows you to cross the border between Tijuana and San Diego more quickly and safely.

CBX reopens for non-essential travelers: Foreign passengers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are permitted to enter the United States for non-essential travel through CBX. They are required to show proof of vaccination. For details about the crossing requirements, visit the CBX website

All foreign passengers traveling more than 25 miles (approx. 40 km) from the border or staying more than 30 days in the United States will be required to prepay and complete their provisional I-94 permit before crossing through CBX. Learn more at crossborderxpress.com/en/I94

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is not required for CBX crossing.

Go to our travel documents and requirements page to learn more.

Take advantage of CBX with our new TJX terminal

It's now easier to use the CBX service thanks to our new TJX terminal. When choosing your flights, just select the TJX option in your destination or origin, as applicable, and you can use the bridge to cross the border between Tijuana and San Diego without needing to add an extra service fee.

You must show your boarding pass at one of the prepaid ticket counters to enter the bridge.

CBX terms and conditions

You may also add the CBX service to an existing booking

If you have already booked a flight from/to Tijuana and need to use the CBX service to cross the border, you can add this in My trips.

Enter your reservation code and the last name of any passenger included in the reservation, choose the Additional Services option in the menu, add CBX, and complete your purchase.

If you purchased the service separately, you must show the CBX confirmation code, and a boarding pass will be given to you at the service desks.

If you will be checking baggage

Go to the "Customers with pass" line to do the initial check-in. Afterward, bring your baggage to the counter located to your left after passing through Mexican customs, where Volaris staff member will be waiting for you.

If you will not be checking baggage

If you already have the QR code that CBX sent to your email, go through security to take your flight.

If you don't receive your QR code

Get your boarding pass in the app or print it at home. It will say "Cross Border Xpress" on it, which will grant you access.

Get your boarding pass from the kiosk and then make your way to the Volaris counters to get it stamped to be granted access.


More information and restrictions

Due to immigration issues, unaccompanied minors under the age of 12 cannot purchase this service. Customers between the ages of 13 and 18 traveling alone will need to purchase the Unaccompanied Teen service on the Cross Border Xpress website in order to cross the bridge.

If you are traveling with a checked pet, you should go to the Volaris counter in CBX with the required documents for its transportation.

If your flight is departing from Tijuana, you may use the CBX service up to 24 hours before your flight's departure.

If you purchase the add-on to cross from Tijuana to San Diego, you must use it within 2 hours of your flight's arrival.

The CBX entrance in Tijuana is located in the baggage claim area. If you leave this area, you will not be able to re-enter.

Add this service while booking your flight at www.volaris.com. You may also add it later, in the My trips section, or by contacting our Call Center.

If you need an invoice for the service, go to CBX's official website.

For more information, visit the CBX official website.

Review the fees for this service here.

FAQs about CBX

If you have any other questions about the CBX service or how to use it with Volaris, please see our frequently asked questions.