There are 7 ways to get from Monterey to San Francisco by bus, train, car, plane, shuttle or towncar

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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Bus, Caltrain  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Tyler / Franklin to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station 55
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Jose, Ca 55
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$20 - $43

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Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Tyler / Franklin to Cahill / Diridon Station 55
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6860 / ...

$22 - $41

Train, Caltrain  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...

$35 - $64

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Monterey to San Francisco 114.4 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to San Francisco (SFO) MRY - SFO

$147 - $481

Shuttle, line 292 bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
  2. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level to Mission St & 9th St 292 / ...

$47 - $53

Uber  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Monterey to San Francisco 114.4 miles

$170 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Monterey to San Francisco is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Monterey to San Francisco is to drive which takes 2 h 5 min and costs $11 - $17.

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The distance between Monterey and San Francisco is 139 km. The road distance is 183 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Monterey to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Monterey to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Tyler / Franklin and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Monterey, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Monterey to San Francisco via Cahill / Diridon Station and San Jose, Ca in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Monterey to San Francisco via Salinas, CA, Salinas Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 4 h 53 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Tyler / Franklin to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Tyler / Franklin to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level to Mission St & 9th St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Monterey to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$100 - $140
ASSIST
$170 - $220
uberX
$170 - $220
WAV
$170 - $220
uberXL
$250 - $320
SELECT
$360 - $450
BLACK
$500 - $650
SUV
$550 - $700

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