There are 3 ways to get from Salinas to Big Sur by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Tyler / Franklin 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Highway 1 / River Inn 22

$6 - $24

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Taxi  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salinas to Big Sur 48 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Salinas to Big Sur 48 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Salinas to Big Sur is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salinas to Big Sur is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salinas to Big Sur. However, there are services departing from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and arriving at Highway 1 / River Inn via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Salinas and Big Sur is 30 miles. The road distance is 48 miles.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Big Sur without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $6 - $24.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Salinas to Big Sur, including transfers.

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Salinas to Big Sur bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 station.

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Salinas to Big Sur bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Highway 1 / River Inn station.

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Map of how to get from Salinas to Big Sur.
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  • Distance: 29.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

What companies run services between Salinas, CA, USA and Big Sur, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Salinas to Big Sur via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl in around 3 h 4 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Taxi from Salinas to Big Sur
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-424-1234
Website
yellowcab1234.com
Sal's Salinas Taxi Co
Phone
+1 831-422-7276

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