There are 3 ways to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur by bus, taxi or car
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The cheapest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 39 min.
The quickest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 39 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Carlos / 7th and arriving at Highway 1 / River Inn. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 49 min.
The distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur is 21 miles. The road distance is 26.6 miles.
The best way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur without a car is to bus which takes 49 min and costs $2 - $12.
The bus from San Carlos / 7th to Highway 1 / River Inn takes 49 min including transfers and departs four times a week.
Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from San Carlos / 7th station.
Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Highway 1 / River Inn station.
Yes, the driving distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur is 27 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur.
There are 10+ hotels available in Big Sur. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
What companies run services between Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA and Big Sur, CA, USA?
Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur 4 times a week. Tickets cost $2 - $12 and the journey takes 49 min.
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