Shutting down Cedros Island Airport for all inbound international flights could have had a devastating impact on our business and the 30 employees this company supports. But it was our customers, who have taken vacations, made flight plans from out of state, or who have looked forward to this trip for months, who would have their trip canceled.
COA responded by calling an “all hands on deck” to help work through the details of changing logistics within 24 hours of hearing the news. Because of a lot of hard work, dozens of calls, meetings, and hours of research, we have come up with a solid plan.
You will need to get to the San Diego Cross Border Express (it is 3 miles from Brown Field Airport). You will meet all passengers that are going to Cedros (we will send names) with you AT THE STARBUCKS BEFORE YOU CROSS THE BRIDGE… Please cross together, unless everyone has a boarding pass. You will cross the bridge, you have the option to use a cart, and meet your pilot on the other side AT THE STARBUCKS on the other side of the Bridge in the terminal. The pilot will walk you to his private twin-engine plane and fly you directly to Cedros Island.
We will let you know the time to meet the other COA clients at the San Diego CBX Starbucks and we will let you know what time your pilot will meet you at the Starbucks on the other side of the bridge.
You will need a boarding pass or an airline ticket. We will email this to you and you will need to have it saved on your phone or you can print it out.
The day of travel you’ll need to get to the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) which is located in San Diego (a few miles from Brownfield). CBX: 2745 Otay Pacific Drive, San Diego, CA 92154, USA.
See parking options below.
You’ll then bring your bags into the terminal where you’ll purchase a ticket to use the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) bridge. You will have your boarding pass on your phone; you’ll go to a kiosk or to the CBX counter to purchase your ticket to walk the bridge. The round trip price is $30 per person. You have to hold on to your return ticket. I’d suggest buying online so you don’t run into this problem.
Here is a coupon
Individual passes can be purchased online in advance: https://www.crossborderxpress.com/en/
If you are a Non-Mexican National and are entering Mexico you must complete an FMM-Tourist Visa by law. However, if you will be in Mexico for less than 7 days you do not have to pay for the FMM-Tourist Visa, which you can obtain along the bridge or online. https://www.bajabound.com/before/permits/visa.php.
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at 1-888-CBX-INFO.
Cross the bridge, which is 390-foot long and meet Ronco (your pilot). The pilot will greet you on the other side of the bridge and walk you to the plane. There will be porters to carry your bags once you cross the bridge.
Requirements to use CBX
You may only use the bridge within 24 hours to your flight departure
- Passport, INE credential, birth certificate, consular card o Mexican nationality certificate.
- Boarding pass
- CBX ticket
- FMM Form (Forma Migratoria Múltiple)
- Boarding pass
- CBX ticket
CBX offers parking- https://www.crossborderxpress.com/en/services/ (scroll down to see parking info)
You can still park at Brown Field Airport and use a taxi, Uber or Lyft to CBX. Brownfield is less than 3 miles from CBX.
CBX offers shuttle service to and from San Ysidro, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
Here is the CBX shuttle schedule:
San Ysidro – $7 dollars
To: San Ysidro bus station (731 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173)
Las Americas Premium Outlets
This shuttle service is available every half hour from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. every hour.
San Diego – $12 dollars
To: Downtown San Diego Santa Fe Station (1050 Kettner BLVD San Diego CA 92101)
Los Angeles – $27 dollars
Santa Ana: 1318 N Grand Ave Santa Ana CA
Anaheim: 1440 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim CA
Huntington Park: 2470 E Florence Ave Huntington Park CA
Downtown LA: 650 S Main Street Los Angeles
East LA: 5201 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90022
*Route schedule subject to change. Please confirm routes and schedule by calling +1 (619) 952-9846
* Kids under 2 years old free of charge
How to get you FMM Online
Link to the FMM Website: If you are crossing via CBX you are crossing “BY LAND”.
The below document will walk you through the correct answers for your FMM.
|Means of entry*:||Land|
|Point of entry*:||conexion peatonal aeropuertaria tijuana-San Diego|
|Date of arrival to Mexico*:||The day you are crossing the bridge|
|Date of departure*:||The day you cross back to San Diego|
|Name(s)*:||First and Middle (as it appears on passport).|
|Surname(s)*:||Last Name (as it appears on passport).|
|Date of birth*:||DAY/MONTH/YEAR|
|Country of birth*:|
|Type of document*:||Passport|
|Document number*:||Passport Number|
|Document number (Confirm)*:||Type your passport number again|
|Country of issue*:||Country that issued your passport|
|Date of issue*:|
|Date of issue (Confirm)*||Expiration date (Confirmation)*:|
|Expiration date (Confirm)*||Expiration date (Confirmation)*:|
|Country of residence*:|
|Address of residence*:|
|Reason of trip*:||Tourism|
|Verification code*:||Type code|
Cooler bags: we are out of cooler bags; you need to bring a cooler bag to transport your fish. Try Trader Joes, Wal-Mart, Local Grocery Store.