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There are 3 ways to get from Big Sur to Monterey by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl 22

$3 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Big Sur to Monterey 29.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Big Sur to Monterey 29.7 miles

$2 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Big Sur to Monterey is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Big Sur to Monterey is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Highway 1 / River Inn and arriving at Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Big Sur and Monterey is 23 miles. The road distance is 29.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Big Sur to Monterey without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $3 - $12.

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The bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Big Sur to Monterey bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from Highway 1 / River Inn station.

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Big Sur to Monterey bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Big Sur to Monterey is 30 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Big Sur to Monterey.

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There are 268+ hotels available in Monterey. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Big Sur to Monterey.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Big Sur, CA, USA and Monterey, CA, USA?

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Big Sur to Monterey 4 times a week. Tickets cost $3 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Taxi from Big Sur to Monterey
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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