There are 3 ways to get from Modesto to Salinas by bus, night bus or car

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Bus, night bus  •  4 h 25 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 night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak

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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

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Modesto to Salinas. However, there are services departing from Modesto, Ca and arriving at Salinas Amtrak via Hayward, Ca and San Jose Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Modesto and Salinas is 76 miles. The road distance is 110.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Modesto to Salinas without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Modesto to Salinas, including transfers.

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

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Modesto to Salinas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salinas, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Modesto to Salinas is 111 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Modesto to Salinas.

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Book your Modesto to Salinas bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Salinas. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Modesto to Salinas.
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  • Distance: 76.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
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
Night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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