Travel from Monterey to Merced

Bus or train from Monterey to Merced?

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Monterey to Merced 3 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. 2 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Monterey to Merced twice daily, and the journey takes 40 min. 3 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Monterey to Merced

From Tyler / Franklin bus to Gilroy, CA, bus to Madera, CA, then bus to Merced, CA. 6 h 13 min $52. From Tyler / Franklin bus to Sjd San Jose Station, train to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak, then train to Merced Amtrak. 7 h 10 min $68. From Tyler / Franklin bus to San Jose, CA, Amtrak Thruway to Stockton San Joaquin Street Station Amtrak, then train to Merced Amtrak. 7 h 16 min. From Monterey, CA - Marriot line 3611 Amtrak Thruway to Salinas Amtrak, train to Sjd San Jose Station, train to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak, then train to Merced Amtrak. 8 h 24 min $93. From Monterey drive to Merced. 2 h 17 min $14.

Is there a direct bus between Monterey and Merced?

No, there is no direct bus from Monterey to Merced. However, there are services departing from Tyler / Franklin and arriving at Merced, CA via Gilroy, CA and Madera, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.
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