How far is El Cajon from San Diego?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between El Cajon and San Diego is 12.96 miles (20.85 km).

Flight distance from El Cajon, CA to San Diego, CA is 12.96 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 01 minutes.

Driving distance

The driving distance from El Cajon, California to San Diego, California is: 16.31 miles (26.25 km) by car.

Driving from El Cajon to San Diego will take approximately 00 hours 21 minutes.

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#1 El Cajon

City in California, United States of America

Population 102401
GPS Coordinates 32°47'41"N 116°57'45"W
Latitude 32.7947700
Longitude -116.9625300
Altitude 133
Country United States
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#2 San Diego

City in San Diego County, California, United States, eighth largest city in the country by population

Population 1422420
GPS Coordinates 32°42'57"N 117°9'53"W
Latitude 32.7157100
Longitude -117.1647200
Altitude 20
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between El Cajon and San Diego

The distance between El Cajon and San Diego is 26 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 00 hours 17 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

There is no time difference between El Cajon and San Diego. The current time is 15:54:36.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 00 hours 32 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 00 hours 24 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 00 hours 19 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 00 hours 16 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 00 hours 13 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 00 hours 13 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 00 hours 12 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 2.18 liters (0.58 gallon) of gas to cover the route between El Cajon and San Diego.
The estimated cost of gas to go from El Cajon to San Diego is $1.95 (diesel $2.14).

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.38 (Diesel $3.72) /gallon. Last changed prices on November 30, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between El Cajon and San Diego (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

Distance to Other Cities

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Driving distance from Anaheim, CA to El Cajon 102.86 miles (166 km)

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Driving distance from Bakersfield, CA to El Cajon 244.35 miles (393 km)

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Driving distance from Chula Vista, CA to El Cajon 17.33 miles (28 km)

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Driving distance from Fremont, CA to El Cajon 499.29 miles (804 km)

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Driving distance from Fresno, CA to El Cajon 352.05 miles (567 km)

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Driving distance from Irvine, CA to El Cajon 89.91 miles (145 km)

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Driving distance from Laguna, CA to El Cajon 508.16 miles (818 km)

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Driving distance from Long Beach, CA to El Cajon 112.48 miles (181 km)

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Driving distance from Los Angeles, CA to El Cajon 127.11 miles (205 km)

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Driving distance from Oakland, CA to El Cajon 503.53 miles (810 km)

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Driving distance from Riverside, CA to El Cajon 100.47 miles (162 km)

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Driving distance from Sacramento, CA to El Cajon 517.47 miles (833 km)

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