San Ysidro is a community of San Diego, California. Although technically part of the City of San Diego, San Ysidro is separated from the rest of the city by the entities of Chula Vista and National City just to the north.
San Ysidro is often cited as the world's busiest land border crossing, where U.S. Interstate 5 crosses into Tijuana, Mexico. However, this is probably true only in a certain sense, as many people in the European Union or the Schengen Area cross borders daily without any controls (and thus leave no statistics to count). In Baarle, several residents cross borders simply by walking down the sidewalk in front of their house, with no one counting them.
On the U.S. side, both I-5 and I-805 connect San Ysidro to the communities to the north. You can drive to the border crossing and then continue driving through, or park at one of the lots and walk through. Parking at one of the lots costs about $4-$9 a day. Traffic is pretty heavy coming up from Mexico.
The San Diego Trolley Blue Line service connects San Ysidro to Chula Vista, National City, and Downtown San Diego to the north. Standard one-way fares are $2.50, with day passes running at $5, and there are 2, 3 and 4 day passes available.
- 1 Las Americas Premium Outlets, 4211 Camino De La Plaza, ☎ . A outlet center with around 125 stores and restaurants.
- 1 Taqueria Revolucion, 362 E San Ysidro Blvd, ☎ . For those looking for great Mexican food without the need to cross the border.
|Routes through San Ysidro|
|San Diego ← Chula Vista ←||N S||→ → Becomes → Tijuana|