It is very easy and convenient to get to Monterey County. Whether you are planning to come to Monterey by your private plane or through a commerical airline, by boat, riding a train or just in the mood for a scenic drive, use our resources for quick tips and recommendations.
Monterey Airport's (MRY) comfortable and friendly location gives you a convenient, hassle-free alternative to driving. Minutes away from downtown Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pacific Grove and few extra minutes from Big Sur, Santa Cruz and Salinas. Major airlines are available at the airport with many available options for charter and private flights.
SFO - San Francisco, CA (United Express)
LAX - Los Angeles, CA (American Eagle/United Express)
LAS - Las Vegas (Allegiant)
PHX - Phoenix, AZ (US Airways)
SAN - San Diego, CA (Alaska Airlines)
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is the nearest alternative airport to Monterey County, 75 miles away north of downtown Monterey. Your next alternative is also further north at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 105 miles away from Monterey.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight, scenic train ride, stops in downtown Salinas, 20 miles away from Monterey downtown, while it is on route between Los Angeles, Seatle and Washington. Southbound train #11 comes to Salinas daily around midday, while the northbound train #14 arrives in the evening. Amtrak provides a short bus ride from Salinas to five points in Monterey where the most prominent and convenient stop is in downtown Monterey at the Monterey Transit Plaza Bus Stop.
In addition to the Monterey Transit Plaza Bus Stop, Amtrak Thruway Service connects you to several other stops in Monterey, California:
Monterey, CA - Marriott Bus Stop (MYM)
Monterey, CA - Travelodge Bus Stop (MYT)
Monterey, CA - Hyatt Regency Bus Stop (MYH)
Monterey, CA - Aquarium Bus Stop (MYA)
Travel conveniently and economically between Monterey and downtown San Jose with connections to The Capitol Corridor, CalTrain and the VTA. Line 55 also serves as the Monterey to San Jose Amtrak Thruway bus. Download Map
The City of Monterey's Harbor and Marina is a perfect place to park your boat for a stay in the Monterey Bay. The Harbor and Marina are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All boats must obtain a mooring or berthing assignment from the Harbor Office.
All routes to Monterey are scenic and spectacular in its own ways. Highway One runs from San Francisco to Los Angeles and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline. Highway 101 runs down the valley corridor and gives you opportunity pass through many agricultural cities.