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Airport Arrival and Shuttle Services

Our college does not provide any transportation service between San Diego International Airport and El Cajon. The following information are some of San Diego's local shuttle services (large vans which provide door-to-door transportation and carry several passengers at a time) is provided for your convenience. Grossmont College does not have partnerships with these services, so prices are not guaranteed and are subject to change. It is customary to leave a few dollars (approximately 15% of trip cost) for the driver as a tip, especially if you have a lot of heavy luggage. You are responsible for making your own shuttle arrangements.

To make a reservation via phone, fax or e-mail, prepare the following information:

  • Name

  • Number of people traveling

  • Airline and flight number

  • Arrival date and time

  • Destination within the San Diego County area

1. Access Shuttle

Tel: (619) 442-8387

Toll-Free Tel (within U.S. only): (888) 442-8387

FAX: (619) 523-6528

Website: www.paradiseshuttle.com

  • Reservation required.
  • Curbside pick-up (just outside Baggage Claim doors).
  • U.S. Cash, Traveler's Checks or Credit Cards accepted.

Cost: $25 to La Mesa 91942

$35 to El Cajon 92020

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2. Xpress Shuttle

Tel: (619) 222-5800

Toll-Free Tel (within U.S. only): (800) 900-RIDE (7433)

FAX: (619) 221-0842

Website: www.expressshuttle.com

  • Reservations are suggested.
  • U.S. Cash, Traveler's Checks or Credit Cards accepted.
  • After your arrival to the airport, call toll-free 1-800-900-RIDE (7433) and inform the dispatch person of your arrival and terminal number. From Baggage Claim, look for an escalator or elevator to the "Sky Bridge." Cross the bridge and go down to the "traffic islands." Go to the island with the sign, "Shuttles for Hire." (You will see several shuttles operating from this traffic island.) Look for the Xpress Shuttle van.

Cost: $27 to La Mesa 91942

$36 to El Cajon 92020

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3. Cloud 9 Shuttle

Tel: (858) 9 SHUTTLE (858-974-8885)

FAX: (619) 574-8068

Website: www.cloud9shuttle.com

  • No reservation necessary.
  • U.S. Cash, Traveler's Checks or Credit Cards accepted.
  • From Baggage Claim in Terminal 1 or 2, look for an escalator or elevator to the "Sky Bridge." Cross the bridge and go down to the "traffic islands." Go to the island with the sign, "Shuttles for Hire," closest to the airport terminal. (You will see several shuttles operating from this traffic island.) Look for the airport attendants, wearing blue shirts or jackets. They will call a shuttle for you.
  • From Baggage Claim in the "Commuter Terminal" (for incoming short-distance flights on airline "shuttles"), look for a tall fence after exiting the terminal. Go through the gate on the right side. You'll see two traffic islands. Look for the airport attendants, wearing blue shirts or jackets. They will call a shuttle for you.

Cost: $27 to La Mesa 91942

$36 to El Cajon 92020

Discount rates to local hotels

Comfort Inn of La Mesa: $23.50

Holiday Inn of La Mesa: $23.50

Last Updated: 01/05/2017
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