There are 3 ways to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur by bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from San Carlos / 7th to Highway 1 / River Inn 22

$4 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur 26.6 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur 26.6 miles

$2 - $4

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur is to taxi which takes 39 min and costs $80 - $100.

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The distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur is 33 km. The road distance is 42 km.

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The bus from San Carlos / 7th to Highway 1 / River Inn takes 49 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Carlos / 7th and arriving at Highway 1 / River Inn. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 49 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from San Carlos / 7th to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Taxi from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Big Sur
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-424-1234
Website
yellowcab1234.com
Sal's Salinas Taxi Co
Phone
+1 831-422-7276

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