The average price of a 7-day trip to El Cajon is $1,538 for a solo traveler, $2,762 for a couple, and $5,178 for a family of 4. El Cajon hotels range from $67 to $306 per night with an average of $129, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $500 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to San Diego International Airport (SAN) are between $681 and $1,080 per person for economy flights and $2,137 to $3,389 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $42 to $88 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit El Cajon, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SAN and stay in a El Cajon hotel:

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in El Cajon is usually mid to late September.

 

Average El Cajon Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit El Cajon for a week is $1,209-$2,376($173-$339 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $88 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $405 to $896 for economy

Lodging: $85 to $144 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $105 to $129 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit El Cajon for a week is $2,460-$4,256($351-$608 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $176 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $1,792 for economy

Lodging: $85 to $144 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $105 to $129 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit El Cajon for a week is $3,804-$7,776($543-$1,111 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $352 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $3,584 for economy

Lodging: $170 to $288 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $168 to $181 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to El Cajon

How cheap can you make a vacation to El Cajon? The cheapest trip to El Cajon is about $100 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $58.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit El Cajon for a week is $700-$1,655($100-$236 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $51 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $405 to $896 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $67 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit El Cajon for a week is $1,280-$2,908($183-$415 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $102 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $1,792 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $67 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit El Cajon for a week is $2,512-$5,816($359-$831 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $204 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $3,584 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $134 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $70 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to El Cajon cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury El Cajon Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in El Cajon.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit El Cajon for a week is $2,569-$8,822($367-$1,260 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $158 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,069 to $2,016 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $306 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $950 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit El Cajon for a week is $4,226-$11,944($604-$1,706 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $316 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,138 to $4,032 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $306 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $950 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit El Cajon for a week is $8,452-$21,608($1,207-$3,087 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $336 to $632 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,276 to $8,064 for first class

Lodging: $304 to $612 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $800 to $1,520 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

El Cajon Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in El Cajon is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in El Cajon due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

El Cajon Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on El Cajon hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in El Cajon.

 

Flight Costs to El Cajon

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,080 average in late July to a low of $681 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $695. These prices are based on millions of flights. For El Cajon our data includes 886 originating airports, and 145 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to El Cajon from an airport like U-Tapao Pattaya International (UTP) in Utapao (Thailand) for an average $7,081 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) in San Jose, CA (the United States) at an average of just $128.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In El Cajon, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $399, so you can easily save about 59% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around El Cajon can easily cost $380 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $25 per person. Private tours can cost $762 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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