There are 6 ways to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by night bus, train, bus, car, plane or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Night bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salinas Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$7 - $10

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Train, Caltrain  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$33 - $62

Bus, Caltrain  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$13 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 94.5 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to San Francisco (SFO) MRY - SFO

$142 - $474

Towncar  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a town car from Salinas to San Francisco Airport 94.5 miles

$300 - $420

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Salinas Amtrak and arriving at Millbrae Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Salinas and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 77 miles. The road distance is 94.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to night bus and Caltrain which takes 2 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Salinas Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to train and Caltrain which takes 3 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Millbrae Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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United Airlines offers flights from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 76.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Salinas, CA, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

You can take a train from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via San Jose Diridon Station and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 Salinas Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Salinas Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Salinas, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Salinas to San Francisco Airport
Estimated price
$300 - $420

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