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There are 5 ways to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea by bus, taxi or car

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Line 21 bus  •  1 h 21 min

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

$5 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 39 min

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

$5 - $24

Bus, line 11 bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Playa / Sand City Station 20
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Playa / Sand City Station to 6th / Mission Street 11 / ...

$5 - $24

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

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

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

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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 21 min.

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The distance between Salinas and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 17 miles. The road distance is 22.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea without a car is to line 21 bus which takes 1 h 21 min and costs $4 - $24.

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

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Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 station.

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Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 22 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Salinas to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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  • Distance: 17.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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 $2 - $12 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
$2 - $12
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
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Playa / Sand City Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Playa / Sand City Station to 6th / Mission Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $12
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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