There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to El Cajon by bus, train, night bus, tram, car or plane

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

Bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465

$26 - $58

Cheapest option

Night bus, tram  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the tram from Santa Fe Depot to El Cajon Transit Center Sycuan Green Line

$3

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$36 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to El Cajon 127.5 miles

$12 - $18

Fly, tram  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center

$112 - $354

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to El Cajon is to night bus and tram which costs $3 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to El Cajon is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and El Cajon is 115 miles. The road distance is 127.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Los Angeles to El Cajon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to El Cajon. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at El Cajon via San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to El Cajon.
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  • Distance: 114.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and El Cajon, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to El Cajon hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to El Cajon every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Santa Fe Depot to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Tram from Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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