There are 7 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon by tram, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Tram  •  42 min

  1. Take the tram from Washington St Station to El Cajon Transit Center Sycuan Green Line

$3

6 alternative options

Line 992 bus, line 9610 bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 992 bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & State St 992
  2. Take the line 9610 bus from San Diego, Ca to El Cajon 9610 / ...

$10 - $20

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon 18.2 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon 18.2 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  20 min

  1. Take a town car from San Diego Airport to El Cajon 18.2 miles

$80 - $110

Shuttle  •  20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego Airport to El Cajon

$16 - $75

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon 18.2 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon is to taxi which costs $65 - $80 and takes 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at El Cajon via San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and El Cajon is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon without a car is to tram which takes 42 min and costs $3.

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The tram from Washington St Station to El Cajon Transit Center takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 station.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at El Cajon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon is 18 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon.

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There are 450+ hotels available in El Cajon. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon.
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  • Distance: 14.4 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

What companies run services between San Diego Airport (SAN), USA and El Cajon, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon via Broadway & State St and San Diego, Ca in around 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Washington St Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$23 - $35
Assist
$24 - $35
Español
$24 - $35
uberX
$24 - $35
WAV
$24 - $35
UberXL
$35 - $50
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$70 - $95
UberSUV
$90 - $120
Taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Diego Airport to El Cajon
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to El Cajon
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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