DIRECTIONS AND MAP TO CROSS BORDER FROM MEXICALI (WEST) TO CALEXICO
MEXICALI WEST TO CALEXICO BORDER CROSSING DIRECTIONS
It can be pretty confusing to get across the Mexicali West Border to Calexico, CA. Seems like the driving apps will show you the fastest way which is only possible if you have a Sentri pass.
Note: The "map" applications will take you directly to the border by using "Calzada de Los Presidentes" road, all the way from the south to the north. This will not work unless you have the Sentri Lane Pass.
In order to cross the Mexicali / Calexico border crossing, you will need to get to the northernmost roads that go east to west or west to east, on either side of the border crossing. So, there are two choices, to cross the Mexicali border, coming from the west or coming from the east.
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TWO CHOICES TO CROSS THE MEXICALI WEST TO CALEXICO BORDER
From the East: Take any road that is not terribly busy and is safe (bigger roads) to go from Highway 5 to "Cristobal Colon" Road (which runs parallel to the US/ Mexico Border).
One option is when you are on the 5 headed north, you can take Benito Juarez. This is basically an extension of the 5 and puts you through a "safer" route. You will eventually turn on Calzada Justo Sierra, and then you can take that down to reach Cristobal Colon. This is our preferred route. Here is a link to a Juice bar located near the intersection of Cristobol Colon: https://goo.gl/maps/5MEUeV5Lk89scQBz5 that you can use in your navigation.
Once on "Cristobal Colon" Road, head west (or left) and it will turn into the road you will use to cross the border.