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Calexico is a city in Imperial County in California, located just across the U.S.-Mexican border from Mexicali.

Get in[edit]

Map of Calexico

By car[edit]

  • Imperial Ave From Calexico is located at the southern end of Highway 111, 9 mi (14 km) south of its junction with I-8 (Exit 120 of I-8), east of El Centro.
  • Birch St

By plane[edit]

Nearest airport for commercial flights by Mokulele Airlines is at Imperial Airport (IPL IATA) located 15 mi (24 km) north in El Centro. The next nearest airport for commercial flights is in San Diego International Airport (SAN IATA) where travelers can rent a car or take a Greyhound bus to Calexico. From Mexico the nearest airport for commercial flights is in Mexicali (MXL IATA)

By bus[edit]

  • 3 Imperial Valley Transit (IV Transit), (bus stop) E 3rd St & Pauline Ave (Bus stop at SE of intersection of E 3rd St & Pauline Ave), +1 760 482-2900. Operates buses to El Centro (Rt #1); Brawley (Rt #32) and Imperial Valley College (IPVC) (#21). From Brawley the #31 bus goes to Calexico.

Get around[edit]



  • Most visitors to Calexico arrive on foot from the sister city Mexicali. From downtown Calexico it's a short walk to the border crossing and several tourist areas on the other side. U.S. citizens do not require a passport, only proof of citizenship, for short trips to the border area of Mexico, but you will need a passport, passport card, or enhanced driver's license to reenter the U.S.






Former Calexico City Hall, now the Mexican consulate.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Calexico
Palm SpringsEl Centro  N  S  → becomes Mexicali

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