Traveling to Monterey County is fun, easy and very convenient. Use our helpful resources below to plan how to get here whether by plane, boat, train or through a traditional scenic drive.
Flying to Monterey, California
Monterey Airport's (MRY) location is convenient as it is minutes away from Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pacific Grove and few extra minutes from Big Sur, Santa Cruz and Salinas.
Major commerical airlines and thier regional partners provide you with direct and easy connections with many available options for charter and private flights.
Direct Flights to/from Monterey Airport (MRY)
SFO - San Francisco, CA (United Express)
LAX - Los Angeles, CA (United Express/Alaska Airlines)
LAS - Las Vegas (Allegiant)
PHX - Phoenix, AZ (American)
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 Monterey. Your next alternative is further north at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 105 miles away from Monterey.
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
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)
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.
Driving to Monterey
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.