CBX is an international border crossing, and all standard international requirements apply.

The skywalk is only accessible to ticketed Tijuana Airport passengers who have boarding passes for flights departing within 24 hours or having arrived within 2 hours. You'll be required to go through U.S. Customs & Border Protection if you are traveling north, and Mexican Customs & Border Protection if you are traveling south.

Border Documents Checklist

If you are using the CBX skywalk, you'll need:

Documents are needed for both directions.

  • Airline boarding pass:

    Bring your boarding pass with
    you or print it at CBX.

  • CBX ticket:

    Purchase online or at our kiosks.

  • Passport

  • Visa

    If applicable. U.S. and Mexican passport holders do not need a Visa to enter Mexico.

Don't Lose Your Airline Boarding Pass!

To use the CBX skywalk bridge you must present an airline boarding pass for a flight either departing Tijuana Airport within 24 hours or having arrived within 4 hours of your border crossing time. You can print your boarding pass at the kiosks inside the CBX terminal in the U.S. or at kiosks within the Tijuana Airport terminal near the CBX bridge.

Travel Tips

Purchase Tickets in Advance

Purchasing tickets for CBX ahead of time will help you save time and streamline your passage across the CBX skywalk. You can bring a printed ticket or a CBX QR code on your mobile device directly to the CBX access gate. Tickets can be purchased here.

Arrive Early

Airlines recommend you arrive at least three hours before flights within Mexico, and four hours before flights to destinations outside of Mexico.

Don’t Park at Curb

Curbside parking is not permitted at CBX. Unattended curbside vehicles will be ticketed and may be towed. Occupied vehicles at the curb will be asked to circle around unless actively loading or unloading passengers. Click to learn more about Parking at CBX.

Have Documents Ready

Be sure you have all the necessary documents (passport, airline boarding pass, CBX ticket). Only ticketed passengers for flights either departing Tijuana Airport within 24 hours or having arrived within 4 hours will be allowed over the border at CBX.

Luggage Recommendation

Smaller bags with wheels are easier to take across the CBX Skybridge. Remember, luggage needs to abide by regulations imposed by your airline, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Mexican Customs.

Customs and Border Protection

Cross Border Xpress is designed to U.S. and international security standards, and includes U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in the San Diego portion of the facility.