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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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Recommended option

Tram  •  42 min

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

$3

6 alternative options

Line 215 bus, line 115 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 215 bus from Broadway & 1st Av to SDSU Transit Center 215 / ...
  2. Take the line 115 bus from College Av & SDSU Transit Center to El Cajon Transit Center 115

$6 - $8

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 Transit Center via Broadway & 1st Av and College Av & SDSU Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 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 Broadway & 1st Av station.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to El Cajon bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at El Cajon Transit Center 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 461+ hotels available in El Cajon. Prices start at $76 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 & Front St, Broadway & 1st Av, SDSU Transit Center, and College Av & SDSU Transit Center in around 2 h 2 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
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 1st Av to SDSU Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from College Av & SDSU Transit Center to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to El Cajon
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from San Diego Airport to El Cajon
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Private
$80 - $110
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
$24 - $30
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

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