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.

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 September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 142
1 night at 3-star hotel
El Cajon in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 142
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 14 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to El Cajon include Air Canada, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines. The shortest flight to El Cajon from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 2h 53m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to El Cajon. The train journey from El Cajon to Santa Ana takes 1h 49m and costs around C$ 39 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Anaheim, expect to pay about C$ 41 for a 2h 01m trip.


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 Turo and Fox, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to El Cajon, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Amtrak. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to El Cajon takes 105 miles and will cost you around C$ 54. From Santa Ana, the ticket costs about C$ 43 for a journey of 135 miles.

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
Good (509 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,255 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (309 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,468 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,097 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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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)
C$ 372+
Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 144+
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 253+
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 348+
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 384+
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 421+
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Renting a car in El Cajon

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 9,866% cheaper than airport locations in El Cajon.

Expect to pay C$ 1.35 per litre 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 C$ 16.14 and C$ 21.52. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in El Cajon, while also 47% cheaper than other types, on average.

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