CBX Logistics

High-Level Overview

You will need to get to the San Diego Cross Border Express (CBX), it is 3 miles from Brownfield Airport.  You will cross the CBX bridge, you have the option to use a cart, and meet your pilot on AT THE STARBUCKS on the other side of the Bridge in the terminal (usually at 7:00 am). The pilot will walk you to his private twin-engine plane and fly you directly to Cedros Island.


Detailed Instructions

Step One
You will need a boarding pass. We will email this to you the night before your flight (by 8:00 pm usually) and you will need to have it saved on your phone or you can print it out. Only one person needs to carry the boarding pass if you are all crossing at the same time.

Step Two
On 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).

ADDRESS: 2745 Otay Pacific Drive, San Diego, CA 92154,
Plus code: G2XG+88 San Diego, California, United States

See the parking options below.



Step Three
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.

Step Four
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.  Meet your pilot at Starbucks and he will walk you to the plane.

NOTE: Passengers on the Major Airlines have a barcode on their CBX ticket that opens the gate at the end of the tunnel. Because you are on a private flight, you will need to wait to have someone open the gate for you because you will not have the barcode.

Requirements to use CBX

You may only use the bridge within 24 hours to your flight departure

Mexican Nationals:

  • Passport, INE credential, birth certificate, consular card o Mexican nationality certificate.
  • Boarding pass  CBX ticket


  • Passport
  • FMM Form (Forma Migratoria Múltiple)
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

Parking Options

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:


Shuttle Costs:

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
Stops at:
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.

FMM Questions: Answers  
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
Nationality (Country)*:
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*:
Expiration date (Confirm)* Expiration date (Confirmation)*:
Country of residence*:
Address of residence*:
Reason of trip*: Tourism
Specify*: Recreational
State*: Baja California
Email (Confirm)*:
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. We can transport your fish in a cooler bag by request, BUT we need the cooler bag handed to the pilot BEFORE you cross the bridge (your fish will be in a plastic bag inside the cooler bag). It might be better if you bring your own.