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There are 9 ways to get from Monterey to Los Angeles by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Monterey to Los Angeles  •  3h 27m

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

$88 - $284

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Bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...

$38 - $102

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Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Los Angeles  •  4h 30m

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

$110 - $290

Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  5h 2m

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

$105 - $357

Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Long Beach  •  5h 54m

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

$94 - $304

Shuttle to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  6h 3m

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

$115 - $507

Train  •  11h 9m

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

$58 - $172

Night bus, bus  •  11h 22m

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

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Monterey to Los Angeles 322.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Monterey to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Monterey to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $85 - $290 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Monterey to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Tyler / Franklin and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Salinas, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 32m.

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The distance between Monterey and Los Angeles is 272 miles. The road distance is 322.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Monterey to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 9h 32m and costs $35 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Monterey to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Monterey to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 3h 27m and costs $85 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $110 and takes 9h 32m, you could also train, which costs $55 - $180 and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Monterey to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Monterey to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 272.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

United Airlines flies from Monterey to Los Angeles 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Monterey to Los Angeles twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Monterey to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
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 Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
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 Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
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 Salinas, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
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
Night bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Monterey to Los Angeles is 323 miles. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Monterey to Los Angeles.

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

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There are 2635+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Monterey to Monterey Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 11m and costs $2 - $4.

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