Driving Los Angeles to San Ysidro Tijuana Border - Interstate 5 or Interstate 805 I5 or I805 lead directly to the international crossing at San Ysidro, California a community within the city limits of San Diego. To enter at the Otay crossing, leave either 5 or 805 at the exit to Route 905 and proceed to follow that highway directly to the Otay crossing.
Mexican Insurance can be purchased, either at the border or online. Daily insurance costs about $25 USD/day.
There is ample parking in San Ysidro for travellers crossing on foot. There are taxis or tourist bus service available from the large parking lot located west of the I-5 freeway. This parking lot is next to the pedestrian border crossing. From there, it's a 10 minute walk to downtown shopping & restaurants along Avenida Revolución.