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There are 6 ways to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Monterey  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Los Angeles (LAX) MRY - LAX

$88 - $284

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Bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...

$39 - $114

4 alternative options

Shuttle to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$112 - $302

Train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight

$126 - $244

Night bus, bus  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles 325.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $85 - $290 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from 6th / Mission Street and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler and Salinas, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 11 min.

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The distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Los Angeles is 272 miles. The road distance is 325.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles without a car is to train which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $120 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salinas, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $85 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $250 and takes 9 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $120 and takes 10 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles is 326 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Los Angeles.

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United Airlines offers flights from Monterey Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2600+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Monterey Airport is to line 94 bus which takes 33 min and costs $2 - $4.

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