There are 4 ways to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea by bus, taxi or car

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

Line 21 bus  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl 21

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler 20 / ...

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea 22.4 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea 22.4 miles

$2 - $4

What companies run services between Salinas, CA, USA and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA?

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 38 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Taxi from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-424-1234
Website
yellowcab1234.com
Sal's Salinas Taxi Co
Phone
+1 831-422-7276

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

The distance between Salinas and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 28 km. The road distance is 36 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

The cheapest way to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

The quickest way to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs $70 - $85.

Is there a direct bus between Salinas and Carmel-by-the-Sea?

No, there is no direct bus from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 22 min.

How long does it take to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.