There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea by plane, bus, tram, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to Monterey, line 2 bus  •  4 h 31 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

$93 - $293

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 4591
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Salinas, CA 4784

$7 - $10

7 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, line 24 bus  •  5 h 44 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

$117 - $300

Fly Burbank to San Jose  •  5 h 52 min

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

$106 - $359

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$97 - $308

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

$161 - $466

Bus  •  9 h 48 min

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

$43 - $100

Train  •  10 h 21 min

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

$66 - $165

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 Amtrak Thruway which costs $6 - $11 and takes 11 h 48 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to fly and line 2 bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $90 - $300.

More details

The distance between Los Angeles and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 435 km. The road distance is 522 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

More details

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and JetSuiteX 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 8 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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$1 - $2
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler to 6th / Mission Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
mst.org
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Greyhound USA
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Salinas, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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