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There are 7 ways to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, night bus, train, bus, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2h 27m

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

$142 - $474

Cheapest option

Bus, line 292 bus  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 292 bus from Mission St & 1st St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level 292 / ...

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

Night bus, Caltrain  •  2h 55m

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

$12 - $16

Train, Caltrain  •  3h 29m

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

$34 - $65

Drive  •  1h 40m

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

$9 - $14

Towncar  •  1h 40m

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

$300 - $420

Line 29 bus, shuttle  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the line 29 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 2 to Prunedale North / Highway 156 29
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Prunedale to San Francisco International Airport

$47 - $62

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to bus and line 292 bus which costs $2 - $3 and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salinas station to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Salinas Amtrak Station and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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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 2h 55m and costs $11 - $17.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which takes 2h 27m and costs $140 - $480. Alternatively, you can train and Caltrain, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 3h 29m, you could also bus and line 292 bus, which costs $2 - $3 and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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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: 2h 27m

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

United Airlines flies from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via San Jose Diridon Station, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, Millbrae Caltrain, and Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway in around 3h 29m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
54m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 2 to Prunedale North / Highway 156
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Prunedale to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from Salinas to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$300 - $420
Private
$300 - $420

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Yes, the driving distance between Salinas to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m 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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There are 588+ hotels available in San Francisco Airport (SFO). Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Monterey Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 37m and costs $2 - $4.

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