There are 4 ways to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea by train, bus, night bus, car or towncar
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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 36 min.
The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 36 min.
No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Churchill and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via San Jose, Ca, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.
The distance between Palo Alto and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 63 miles. The road distance is 85.9 miles.
The best way to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $14 - $40.
It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.
Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Churchill station.
Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salinas, Ca station.
Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
There are 252+ hotels available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices start at $105 USD per night.
What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA?
There is no direct connection from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, you can take the Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain, take the walk to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, take the bus to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl, take the walk to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then take the line 24 bus to 6th / Mission Street. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea via Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, Salinas, Ca, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler in around 6 h 34 min.
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 26 min
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $9 - $12
- Schedules at
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.
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Salinas, Ca
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 5 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- $13 - $30
- $13 - $20
- $23 - $30
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