Photo Directions to San Ysidro SENTRI

Directions to the San Ysidro SENTRI Lane from the Scenic Toll Road (Mexico 1)

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Important SENTRI Lane Update - April 2014

New photos have been added of the new SENTRI entrance below. The new entrance is now on Avenida Padre Kino and the old SENTRI entrance on Paseo Centenario is closed. The new SENTRI lanes are the old Ready Lanes and are still marked in white letters, "Ready Lane" on the pavement. The new entrance is now well marked with SENTRI signs.

View the New San Ysidro SENTRI Video

Option 1: Short-Cut Route:

The map below is one possible route of several to the new SENTRI entrance. Directions below start at the exit off of Avenida Internacional to reach Calle Segunda (Benito Juárez).
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Calle Segunda Tijuana

1. After passing through the toll booth, you will see Playas de Tijuana on the left.


Calle Segunda Tijuana

2. Continue. The road will pass over a valley after going under the foot bridge.


Calle Segunda Tijuana

3. Next you will pass over another larger valley.


Via Internacional

4. Take a RIGHT to merge onto VIA INTERNACIONAL.


Via Internacional

5. Continue up the hill.


Via Internacional

6. Now Vía Internacional is paralleling the U.S./Mexico border.


Via Internacional

7. Continue for a few miles.


Via Internacional

8. Watch for the SAN DIEGO/INTERSTATE 5 signs and continue to follow them.
(This photo also shows an exit sign for Avenida Revolución. The Avenida
Revolución exit is an alternate way to find the borderline on Calle
Segunda.)


Via Internacional

9. Once you cross under this bridge, prepare to exit to the RIGHT.


Via Internacional

10. Exit RIGHT before the PEMEX gas station onto AV. MELCHOR OCAMPO.


Calle Segunda

11. Take a left onto CALLE SEGUNDA/BENITO JUAREZ.


Calle Segunda

12. Follow the signs for COL. FEDERAL - between the concrete dividers and curb.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

13. Go up the bridge, and you will pass the the medical lane which is also
the Fast Pass Lane. Continue STRAIGHT down toward Col. Federal
following the white car.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

14. Make a U-TURN at the Alto sign.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

15. Next, you will go over a large speed bump. Stay to the RIGHT of
the concrete dividers (but do not exit to the far right, stay in the
middle.) Follow the large sign that says PASEO CENTENARIO/SAN DIEGO
to pass under the bridge.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

16. The first ALTO sign (the illegal left turn), is the old SENTRI entrance.
There is a new sign pointing to continue straight through the ALTO.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

17. At the second ALTO make a left.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

18. Continue down the block to the ALTO.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

19. At the ALTO there are two options. Option 1 (Short Cut): If the line is
short and there is no cop, you may take a left to get into the SENTRI line.
(Option 2 is explained further below if the line is longer.)


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

20. Option 1 Continued - Take a left at the new SENTRI entrance. This
intersection is a bit tricky since the ALTO signs for each way are a bit far
from each other. Be sure to look up to the left for the blue SENTRI sign,
or you may end up in Col. Federal!


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

21. Option 1 Continued - Driving toward the line.


Option 2: When the line is longer

Directions below start at the exit off of Avenida Internacional to reach Calle Segunda (Benito Juárez).
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SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

22. After taking a RIGHT at the ALTO (Photo 19), continue STRAIGHT
for several blocks.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

23. In front will be the Padre Kino glorietta. Continue
around the glorietta to do a u-turn. There are two ALTO signs.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

24. One of the two ALTO signs.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

25. Driving towards the entrance, follow the SENTRI Lane signs.


SENTRI Lane San Ysidro

26. At the ALTO, follow the signs STRAIGHT into the SENTRI entrance.


Option 3: Paseo de los Héroes


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More SENTRI Information

View video directions to the San Ysidro SENTRI lane
About the SENTRI program
Official SENTRI website
Learn how your SENTRI pass saves you money on your Mexican insurance policy with Baja Bound.

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