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There are 3 ways to get from Salinas to Avila Beach by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$40 - $50

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$71 - $93

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Salinas to Avila Beach 136.5 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Salinas to Avila Beach is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Salinas to Avila Beach is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 18m.

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The distance between Salinas and Avila Beach is 116 miles. The road distance is 136.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Avila Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2h 43m and costs $40 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Salinas to Avila Beach, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Avila Beach is to bus which takes 2h 43m and costs $40 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $95 and takes 3h 32m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salinas to Avila Beach is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Salinas to Avila Beach.

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There are 259+ hotels available in Avila Beach. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Salinas to Avila Beach.
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  • Distance: 116.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 43m

What companies run services between Salinas, CA, USA and Avila Beach, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Salinas to Avila Beach 4 times a day, and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Salinas to Avila Beach once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 19m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus 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
Bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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