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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly Los Angeles to Monterey, line 2 bus  •  4h 36m

  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

$90 - $289

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Bus Amtrak  •  11h 2m

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

$5 - $24

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Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, shuttle  •  5h 48m

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

$115 - $299

Fly Burbank to San Jose, shuttle  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$107 - $369

Bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Spring St and 1st St E to Pomona Transit Center
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$140 - $439

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$132 - $347

Fly Long Beach to San Jose, shuttle  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$96 - $316

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 48m

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

$42 - $113

Train  •  10h 21m

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

$65 - $178

Drive  •  5h 36m

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

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to bus which costs $5 - $24 and takes 11h 2m.

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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 $90 - $290 and takes 4h 36m.

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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 9h 48m.

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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 9h 48m and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m 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 bus which takes 9h 48m and costs $40 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $180 and takes 10h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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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: 4h 36m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7h 45m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 8h 18m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
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
9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Spring St and 1st St E to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.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
7h 45m
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 326 miles. It takes approximately 5h 36m to drive from Los Angeles to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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

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There are 253+ hotels available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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