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

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Bus  •  5 h 58 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 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 15 min

  1. Take the bus from J St. and 6th St. to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$58 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Monterey 186.5 miles

$18 - $27

Fly Sacramento to Monterey  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Monterey (MRY) SMF - MRY

$164 - $606

Fly Sacramento to San Francisco, shuttle  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$117 - $242

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to Monterey  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Monterey (MRY) SFO - MRY

$178 - $545

Questions & Answers

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 5 h 58 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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The best way to get from Sacramento to Monterey without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Sacramento to Monterey, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Monterey bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Monterey is to bus which takes 5 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 31 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sacramento Airport to Monterey Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Sacramento to Monterey bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Tyler / Franklin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Monterey is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Sacramento to Monterey.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Monterey Airport.

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  • Distance: 139.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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 5 h 58 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 San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Monterey via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
58 min
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

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 Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
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
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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.

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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
Every 20 minutes
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 20 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
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from J St. and 6th St. to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs .

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