There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea by plane, bus, train 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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Fly Los Angeles to Monterey, line 2 bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Munras / Soledad Drive to 6th / Mission Street

$95 - $304

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  10 h 58 min

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

$5 - $24

6 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, line 24 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the line 24 bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler to 6th / Mission Street

$118 - $310

Fly Burbank to San Jose  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$107 - $369

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC

$162 - $476

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6766 / ...

$42 - $113

Train  •  10 h 21 min

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

$65 - $178

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea 326.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to bus which costs $5 - $24 and takes 10 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to fly and line 2 bus which costs $95 - $310 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 272 miles. The road distance is 326.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 48 min and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $120 and takes 9 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs $60 - $180 and takes 10 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 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-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Munras / Soledad Drive to 6th / Mission Street
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler to 6th / Mission Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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