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There are 4 ways to get from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium by bus, train, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3h 55m

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

$9 - $18

3 alternative options

Train, line 21 bus  •  5h 7m

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

$33 - $73

Drive  •  1h 35m

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

$8 - $12

Uber  •  1h 35m

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

$95 - $120

Questions & Answers

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

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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 1h 35m.

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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 3h 55m and costs $9 - $19.

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

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

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There are 271+ hotels available in Monterey Bay Aquarium. Prices start at $79 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: 3h 55m

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 2h 7m.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
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
2h 7m
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
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$80 - $110
Assist
$95 - $120
UberX
$95 - $120
WAV
$95 - $120
UberXL
$160 - $200
Select
$250 - $310
Black
$330 - $420
Black SUV
$350 - $440

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