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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Julian by tram, taxi, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Tram, taxi  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the tram from Santa Fe Depot to Santee Town Center Station Sycuan Green Line
  2. Take a taxi from Santee Town Center Station to Julian

$152 - $192

Cheapest option

Tram, bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the tram from Fifth Avenue Station to El Cajon Transit Center Orange Line
  2. Take the bus from El Cajon Transit Center to Washington St & Hwy 78 891

$4 - $6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from El Cajon Transit Center to Washington St & Hwy 78 891

$11 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Julian 61.2 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego to Julian 61.2 miles

$75 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Julian is to tram and bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Julian is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Julian. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Washington St & Hwy 78 via El Cajon Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Julian is 41 miles. The road distance is 61.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Julian without a car is to tram and taxi which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $150 - $200.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from San Diego to Julian, including transfers.

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San Diego to Julian bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from El Cajon Transit Center station.

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San Diego to Julian bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Washington St & Hwy 78 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Julian is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from San Diego to Julian.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Julian. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Julian.
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  • Distance: 41.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Julian, CA, USA?

San Diego Metro Transit operates a bus from San Diego to Julian once a week. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Santa Fe Depot to Santee Town Center Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Tram from Fifth Avenue Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego to Julian
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$65 - $90
Assist
$75 - $95
Español
$75 - $95
uberX
$75 - $95
WAV
$75 - $95
UberXL
$110 - $150
Select
$150 - $200
Black
$230 - $290
UberSUV
$280 - $350
Taxi from Santee Town Center Station to Julian
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net

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