There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Salinas 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  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY

$93 - $292

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 45 min

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

$12 - $90

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Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8

$83 - $260

Fly Burbank to San Jose, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8

$72 - $319

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

  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
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8

$127 - $426

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8

$97 - $297

Fly Long Beach to San Jose, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8

$61 - $266

Train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$55 - $160

Bus Amtrak  •  8 h 55 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

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Salinas 305.5 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Salinas is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Salinas is to fly which costs $90 - $300 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Salinas, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Salinas Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Salinas is 266 miles. The road distance is 305.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Salinas without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $12 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Los Angeles to Salinas, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Salinas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Salinas.
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  • Distance: 265.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

United Airlines flies from Los Angeles to Salinas 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Salinas hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Flixbus USA also services this route twice a week.

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
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
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.

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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
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 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 San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Salinas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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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