Cross Border Xpress


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.

What documents do I need to use CBX?


Required Documents

The CBX terminal is open 24 hours a day.

In general, airline counters are open from 4:30 am to 11:00 pm, and restaurants and shops from 6:00 am to 02:00 pm and from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

To use the CBX service, you must present the following travel documents:

Entering Mexico

  • Valid passport (foreigners)
  • Voter registration card, birth certificate, or any other official document that proves you are Mexican
  • Boarding pass (flight must be within 24 hours)
  • CBX pass
  • Official Entry Immigration Form (FMM)

Entering the United States

  • Passport
  • A valid visa (for applicable countries)
  • CBX pass

For more information, visit Travel Documents.



Save money by getting your CBX pass at the time of purchase or in My Trips. It will cost less than purchasing it directly at the CBX counters.

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.


Restrictions and Considerations

Due to migratory issues, unaccompanied minors under 18 and adults over 60 may not use the CBX service.

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.

You can add this service during the booking process at If you have already booked your flight, you can add it in My Trips or by contacting our Call Center.

If you need an invoice for the service, go to CBX 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.