Transportation information for El Centro is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.
Crossing into Mexico
As of January 31, 2008, to cross both into and out of Mexico by car or by foot, you will need a passport. Alternatively, you can provide a government-issued photo id (like a driver's license) plus proof of U.S. citizenship (like a birth certificate).
To learn more about border crossings, refer to the U.S. state department page.
El Centro has an airport - the small Imperial County Airport. It's located next to CA-86 and I-8 (Exit 116). Los Angeles International Airport feeds here.
Map + Directions
El Centro is located 616 miles southwest of San Francisco, 117 miles east of San Diego, 245 miles west of Phoenix Arizona and just 15 minutes from the international US/Mexico border and Baja California. El Centro is accessible via Interstate 8, State Highway 86 and State Highway 111.