El Cajon travel guide

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With a population of 99,478, El Cajon is a must-see destination in California, United States.

Where to Eat in El Cajon

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse (5469 Casino Way) and Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon (1000 Graves Avenue) are great picks.

When to visit El Cajon

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to El Cajon in August, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in El Cajon, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to El Cajon


When flying to El Cajon, you’ll arrive at San Diego Airport (SAN), which is located 23 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to El Cajon from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 27h 57m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to El Cajon. The train journey from El Cajon to Santa Ana takes 1h 47m and costs around $51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Santa Ana, expect to pay about $51 for a 1h 47m trip.


Another option to get to El Cajon is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 188 km from El Cajon. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to El Cajon, including FlixBus, Bus and Greyhound. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to El Cajon takes 241 km and will cost you around $68. From West Hollywood, the ticket costs about $187 for a journey of 362 km.

Airports near El Cajon

Airlines serving El Cajon

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in El Cajon

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Northgate Motel and Motel 6 San Diego El Cajon.

Where to stay in popular areas of El Cajon

Most booked hotels in El Cajon

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Good (7.5, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in El Cajon

Expect to pay $1.85 per litre in El Cajon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.09 and $29.46. 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 Compact car hire (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.