El Cajon travel guide

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You're Going to Love El Cajon

With a population of 99,478, El Cajon is a must-see destination in California, United States. El Cajon deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in El Cajon

If you’re looking for affordable options, Retreat Pool & Cabanas (5469 Casino Way) and Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse (5469 Casino Way) are great picks.

When to visit El Cajon

El Cajon in February
Estimated hotel price
$122
1 night at 3-star hotel
El Cajon in February
Estimated hotel price
$122
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to El Cajon in August, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 89.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 42.8 °F, with an average temperature of 55.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 2.8″. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in El Cajon, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to El Cajon

Plane

When flying to El Cajon, you’ll arrive at San Diego Airport (SAN), which is located 14 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to El Cajon include American Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to El Cajon departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 13m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to El Cajon. The train journey from El Cajon to Los Angeles takes 2h 38m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Woodland Hills, expect to pay about $38 for a 3h 59m trip.

Car

Another option to get to El Cajon is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 117 miles from El Cajon. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to El Cajon, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Bus. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to El Cajon takes 140 miles and will cost you around $22. From Las Vegas, the ticket costs about $51 for a journey of 485 miles.

Plane

When flying to El Cajon, you’ll arrive at San Diego Airport (SAN), which is located 14 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to El Cajon include American Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to El Cajon departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 13m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to El Cajon. The train journey from El Cajon to Los Angeles takes 2h 38m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Woodland Hills, expect to pay about $38 for a 3h 59m trip.

Car

Another option to get to El Cajon is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 117 miles from El Cajon. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to El Cajon, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Bus. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to El Cajon takes 140 miles and will cost you around $22. From Las Vegas, the ticket costs about $51 for a journey of 485 miles.

Airports near El Cajon

Airlines serving El Cajon

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,649 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,564 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (987 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,413 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,027 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (854 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,782 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of El Cajon

Most booked hotels in El Cajon

Sycuan Casino Resort
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, 60 reviews)
$115+
Singing Hills Golf Resort
3 stars
Excellent (9.4, 27 reviews)
$194+
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 3166 reviews)
$310+
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, 255 reviews)
$203+
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 2171 reviews)
$297+
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1316 reviews)
$256+

Renting a car in El Cajon

Renting a car in El Cajon costs $48 per day, on average, or $95 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in El Cajon.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in El Cajon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in El Cajon is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 71% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in El Cajon costs $48 per day, on average, or $95 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in El Cajon.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in El Cajon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in El Cajon is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 71% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.