There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon by plane, tram, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to San Diego, tram  •  2 h 9 min

  1. LAX - SAN

$113 - $344

Cheapest option

Bus, line 9610 bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. 733 / ...

$36 - $74

4 alternative options

Fly to El Centro, bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. LAX - IPL

$67 - $169

Train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$42 - $88

Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 26 min

  1. 5818

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. 131.7 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and El Cajon, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Spring & 7th, 6th / Broadway, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, and San Diego, Ca in around 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Centro, Ca to El Cajon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Diego, Ca to El Cajon
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Spring & 7th
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Spring / 7th
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and El Cajon is 185 km. The road distance is 211 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon is to fly and tram which takes 2 h 9 min and costs $110 - $350.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at El Cajon via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, 6th / Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca and San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Cajon, including transfers.