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There are 3 ways to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park by bus, car or towncar

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Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Santa Cruz Metro Center 78
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3 to Big Basin Way 35A

$36 - $64

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park 68.6 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park 68.6 miles

$80 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Basin Redwoods State Park is 47 miles. The road distance is 68.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl, Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3, and Big Basin Way in around 4 h 27 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Santa Cruz Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3 to Big Basin Way
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$70 - $95
Assist
$80 - $100
UberX
$80 - $100
WAV
$80 - $100
UberXL
$130 - $170
Select
$200 - $260
Black
$280 - $350
Black SUV
$300 - $370

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