There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium by bus, train, night bus, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

$9 - $18

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Train, line 21 bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Foam / Irving 21

$33 - $73

Line 22 bus, night bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Churchill to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6739

$20 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium 83.6 miles

$8 - $12

Uber  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium 83.6 miles

$130 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Churchill and arriving at Foam / Irving via San Jose, Ca, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Playa / Sand City Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Monterey Bay Aquarium is 59 miles. The road distance is 83.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $9 - $19.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Churchill station.

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Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salinas, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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There are 268+ hotels available in Monterey Bay Aquarium. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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  • Distance: 58.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium 4 times a week. Tickets cost $4 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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 Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Foam / Irving
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Churchill to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
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
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$130 - $170
UberX
$130 - $170
WAV
$130 - $170
UberXL
$190 - $250
Select
$270 - $340
Black
$370 - $460
Black SUV
$410 - $550

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