There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Big Sur by plane, bus, shuttle, train, 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

Fly to Monterey, bus  •  6 h

  1. SAN - MRY

$77 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus via Monterey / Gilroy Train Station  •  13 h 19 min

  1. 55
  2. 22

$59 - $143

6 alternative options

Fly to San Jose, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. SAN - SJC

$127 - $390

Fly to San Francisco, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. SAN - SFO

$122 - $370

Fly to Oakland, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. SAN - OAK

$148 - $430

Train, taxi  •  13 h 22 min

$228 - $414

Bus  •  14 h 48 min

  1. 22

$86 - $164

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. 431.3 miles

$40 - $65

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Big Sur via Los Angeles, Ca, Gilroy, Ca, Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl in around 13 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Del Monte Center / Gate 2 to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Del Monte / Conference Center to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Salinas Amtrak to Big Sur
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Big Sur is 581 km. The road distance is 690 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Big Sur is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Big Sur is to fly and bus which takes 6 h and costs $75 - $310.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Big Sur. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Highway 1 / River Inn via Los Angeles, Ca, Monterey / Gilroy Train Station and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 6 h to get from San Diego to Big Sur, including transfers.