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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute by plane, taxi, bus, car, train or night bus

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, taxi  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  2. Take a taxi from Monterey to Esalen Institute

$241 - $468

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus, drive  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to King City Amtrak
  3. Drive from King City Amtrak to Esalen Institute

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to King City, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Drive from King City, Ca to Esalen Institute

$39 - $87

Train, night bus, drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to King City, Ca
  3. Drive from King City, Ca to Esalen Institute

$59 - $129

Train, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles to Infantry / Intrepid 85

$181 - $292

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute 293.8 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute is to bus and night bus and drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 9 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute is to fly and taxi which costs $240 - $470 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Esalen Institute is 241 miles. The road distance is 293.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $180 - $300.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Esalen Institute is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to drive from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute.

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

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There are four+ hotels available in Esalen Institute. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute.
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  • Distance: 241.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Esalen Institute, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Los Angeles to Esalen Institute. However, you can take the train to LAX via FlyAway, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Monterey, then take the taxi to Esalen Institute. Alternatively, you can take the bus to King City, Ca then take the drive to Esalen Institute.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
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 Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
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 King City, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Night bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to King City, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles to Infantry / Intrepid
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
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
Night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to King City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Monterey to Esalen Institute
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-424-1234
Website
yellowcab1234.com
Sal's Salinas Taxi Co
Phone
+1 831-422-7276

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