There are 8 ways to get from Sacramento to Monterey by bus, train, subway, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$30 - $68

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Train, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$38 - $88

Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight

$44 - $110

Bus, BART, shuttle  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to San Francisco International Airport
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$65 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Monterey 186.5 miles

$18 - $27

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Monterey  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Monterey (MRY) SMF - MRY

$164 - $606

Bus to Sacramento, fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO

$117 - $242

Bus to San Francisco, fly to Monterey  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Monterey (MRY) SFO - MRY

$164 - $516

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Monterey is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Monterey is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Monterey is 139 miles. The road distance is 186.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Sacramento to Monterey, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Monterey. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Tyler / Franklin via Oakland, Ca and Cahill / Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Monterey, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Monterey via Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and Cahill / Diridon Station in around 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Monterey once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 13 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from San Francisco to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com

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