Flying to Monterey
The convenient Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), which has short and hassle-free security lines, is located just 10 minutes from downtown Monterey, 15 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea, 25 minutes from downtown Salinas, and 45 minutes from Big Sur. Visitors can fly directly to Monterey via international and domestic connecting routes on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, and United Express. Fly direct from airports including Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN), and Las Vegas (LAS).
Other Nearby Airports
Large airports near Monterey include San Jose International Airport (SJC), located 60 minutes from downtown Monterey and 50 from downtown Salinas; and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), located 2 hours from downtown Monterey and 90 minutes from downtown Salinas. Monterey Airbus and Main Event Transportation offer convenient door-to-door service to and from SFO and SJC.
Bus or Train
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight Train cruises through Salinas each day on its route between Seattle and Los Angeles, providing a leisurely and scenic way to travel. It’s a great way to see the grandeur of the Central Coast at eye level. Free bus service is provided from Salinas to downtown Monterey, a 30-minute ride. There is also a Greyhound station in Salinas with connecting service to Monterey.
There are two routes to Monterey by car, both very scenic. Highway One, which runs from San Francisco to Los Angeles, offers breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline and has been called the top road trip in America by many sources. Highway 101 runs down the valley corridor and provides an opportunity to see the rich land that has made the Salinas Valley “the Salad Bowl of the World.”
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