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San Felipe Map and Driving Directions
Welcome to the mexbound.com guide to driving to San Felipe. Thanks to our San Diego roots, we're able to provide you with firsthand, detailed information on driving directions and maps to San Felipe. Before you leave on your next adventure south of the border, be sure to purchase Mexican Auto Insurance from mexbound.com. Remember, mexbound.com is "the first choice for the smart traveler." San Felipe, Baja California is the northernmost beach resort community on the west side of the Sea of Cortez, located 124 miles south from Calexico/ Mexicali Border, and 230 miles from San Diego.
Driving Distances to San Felipe Baja, Mexico
- El Centro, California....137 miles....2:15 hours
- San Diego, California....236 miles....4:30 hours
- Palm Springs, Califonia....244 miles....4:00 hours
- Los Angeles, California....350 miles....6:30 hours
- San Francisco, California....725 miles....12:30 hours
- Yuma, Arizona....184 miles....2:45 hours
- Phoenix, Arizona....374 miles....6:00 hours
- Tucson, Arizona....446 miles....7:15 hours
If you are driving, you need to get to Calexico, California. You can get there via San Diego on Interstate 8 East or from Yuma, AZ take Interstate 8 West to Hwy. 111 exit. Take Hwy. 111 South to Calexico and the Mexican border. There are two crossing points into Mexico from here. See the following instructions. Drive time from border to the San Felipe is approximately 2 hours.
Border Crossing at Calexico
From El Centro: Go east on Interstate 8 to Highway 111 exit. Go South on Highway 111 to the border. Go through the border, and bear right. After approximately 500 feet turn right for San Felipe. Go straight on this road through Mexicali (major intersections will have signs for San Felipe.) This turns into Highway 5. Stay on Highway 5 until you reach San Felipe.
Eastern Border Crossing
From El Centro: Go East on Interstate 8 to Highway 111 exit. Go South on Highway 111 to the third light (Hwy. 98 or Truck Route 7). Go East on Highway 98 for about 7 miles where the sign shows the border crossing. Make a right and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked). RV's are to follow the signs for passenger cars.
Driving from Yuma to San Felipe
Take Highway 8 West and exit at Highway 98. Go West on Highway 98 for about 16 miles. At the traffic light, make a left and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked).
Once through the new border crossing you will come to a "T" crossing. Make a right and proceed West along the border boundary to the first stop sign where you will make a left onto Calzado Manuel Gomez Morin (MORIN BLVD). Continue South on MORIN through 7 traffic lights, passing the Sony plant. Turn left onto Highway 5 going South. San Felipe is about about 2 - 2 1/2 hours
Driving from Ensenada to San Felipe
San Diego/Tijuana Border Crossing: Drive South on the Mexican 1-D to Ensenada. Once you are in Ensenada, take the Mexican 3 South to the Mexican 5. Head south on the Mexican 5. The 5 ends directly in San Felipe. This route takes you directly across the Baja Peninsula. You will pass two or sometimes three Mexican Army checkpoints, where you will be greeted and searched by soldiers. You will need to tell them your final destination. The Mexican 3 is notorious for major potholes. It is 150 miles from Ensenada to San Felipe.
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The directions provided in this section are opinionated general guidelines for driving to San Felipe Baja California, Mexico. We offer these directions, to show possible driving routes to San Felipe. Highways and road conditions are constantly changing, be sure to consult a Mexico road map for official driving routes in Mexico.