There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium by bus, train, car, plane, shuttle or towncar

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Bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

$16 - $37

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Caltrain, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

$14 - $24

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Caltrain, train  •  6 h 11 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

$38 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium 114.6 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Monterey (MRY) SFO - MRY
  2. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras to Foam / Irving

$150 - $494

Line 292 bus, shuttle  •  4 h 50 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

$49 - $65

Uber  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium 114.6 miles

$170 - $220

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate via Cahill / Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Monterey Bay Aquarium is 85 miles. The road distance is 114.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to bus which takes 4 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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  • Distance: 85.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium via San Jose, Ca, Cahill / Diridon Station, and Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate in around 4 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Monterey Bay Aquarium via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, Salinas Amtrak, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9, and Foam / Irving in around 6 h 11 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Monterey
Ave. Duration
58 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
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 San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras to Foam / Irving
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $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 Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$170 - $220
UberX
$170 - $220
WAV
$170 - $220
UberXL
$270 - $340
Select
$380 - $470
Black
$500 - $650
Black SUV
$550 - $700

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