There are 4 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

3 alternative options

Line 20 bus, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3 to Big Basin Way 35A

$45 - $87

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

$100 - $140

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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 34+ hotels available in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Prices start at $114 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, 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
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
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
$100 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$100 - $140
UberX
$100 - $140
WAV
$100 - $140
UberXL
$160 - $200
Select
$220 - $280
Black
$300 - $380
Black SUV
$340 - $420

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