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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive by train, bus, car, plane, shuttle 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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Caltrain, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Mason / POM 55

$29 - $43

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Bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to San Jose, CA
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Mason / POM 55

$26 - $47

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Caltrain, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$116 - $162

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive 119.8 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  2 h 34 min

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

$176 - $518

Line 292 bus, shuttle  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from Mission St & 9th St to SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level 292 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$71 - $83

Uber  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive 119.8 miles

$180 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and 17-Mile Drive is 86 miles. The road distance is 119.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $28 - $45.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive is to bus which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $26 - $50. Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 4 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $550 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive.

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

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There are 251+ hotels available in 17-Mile Drive. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and 17-Mile Drive, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive via San Jose, CA, Cahill / Diridon Station, and Mason / POM in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, and Salinas Amtrak in around 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Monterey
Ave. Duration
54 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 San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Mason / POM
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to 17-Mile Drive
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $230
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Assist
$180 - $230
UberX
$180 - $230
WAV
$180 - $230
UberXL
$280 - $350
Select
$390 - $490
Black
$500 - $700
Black SUV
$550 - $750

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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