There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Monterey  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Monterey (MRY) MDW - MRY

$252 - $1,105

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco, shuttle  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$130 - $614

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Fly Chicago Midway to San Jose, shuttle  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Jose (SJC) MDW - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$280 - $1,164

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Jose, shuttle  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) ORD - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$134 - $494

Fly Chicago Midway to San Francisco, shuttle  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Francisco (SFO) MDW - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$154 - $3,964

Fly Chicago Midway to Oakland, shuttle  •  11h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Oakland (OAK) MDW - OAK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$162 - $729

Train  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$295 - $409

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca 1351
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6766 / ...

$257 - $363

Drive  •  34h 22m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) 2244.7 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) is to fly and shuttle which costs $130 - $650 and takes 9h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) is to fly which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 8h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY). However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Fremont / Hannon via Los Angeles, Ca, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Playa / Sand City Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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The distance between Chicago and Monterey Airport (MRY) is 1866 miles. The road distance is 2244.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) without a car is to train which takes 2 days 8h and costs $290 - $410.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY), including transfers.

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Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) is to fly which takes 8h 7m and costs $250 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $290 - $410 and takes 2 days 8h, you could also bus, which costs $250 - $370 and takes 2 days 10h.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Monterey Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 38m and has one stopover.

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Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salinas, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY).
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  • Distance: 1865.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 7m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Monterey Airport (MRY), USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) via Emeryville Amtrak Station and Salinas Amtrak Station in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Minneapolis, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Indianapolis, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via Omaha, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Monterey via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
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 Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$39
Standard Rate
$44
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55
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 Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $300
Flexible
$300 - $430
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95

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Monterey Airport (MRY) is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 2:42 PM in Chicago and 12:42 PM in Monterey Airport (MRY).

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY) is 2245 miles. It takes approximately 34h 22m to drive from Chicago to Monterey Airport (MRY).

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Monterey Airport.

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There are 285+ hotels available in Monterey Airport (MRY). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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