There are 3 ways to get from Modesto to Salinas by 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak

$48 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca 6834 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6725 / ...

$28 - $69

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Modesto to Salinas 110.9 miles

$10 - $16

What companies run services between Modesto, CA, USA and Salinas, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Modesto to Salinas via Hayward, Ca in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Modesto to Salinas?

The distance between Modesto and Salinas is 122 km. The road distance is 177 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Modesto to Salinas?

The cheapest way to get from Modesto to Salinas is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Modesto to Salinas?

The quickest way to get from Modesto to Salinas is to drive which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $10 - $16.

Is there a direct bus between Modesto and Salinas?

No, there is no direct bus from Modesto to Salinas. However, there are services departing from Modesto, Ca and arriving at Salinas, Ca via Hayward, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Modesto to Salinas?

It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Modesto to Salinas, including transfers.