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There are 3 ways to get from Palo Alto to Monterey by train, bus, car or towncar

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Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$12 - $24

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Monterey 82.3 miles

$8 - $12

Uber  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Monterey 82.3 miles

$120 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Monterey is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Monterey is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Monterey is 60 miles. The road distance is 82.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Monterey without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $12 - $24.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Palo Alto to Monterey, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Monterey is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Palo Alto to Monterey.

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There are 266+ hotels available in Monterey. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Monterey.
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  • Distance: 60.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and Monterey, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Palo Alto to Monterey. However, you can take the Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain, take the walk to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, then take the bus to Tyler / Franklin. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Monterey.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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uber.com
UberPool
$100 - $140
Assist
$120 - $160
UberX
$120 - $160
WAV
$120 - $160
UberXL
$190 - $240
Select
$270 - $340
Black
$360 - $450
Black SUV
$400 - $500

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