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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza to Salinas Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler 20 / ...

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Train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$34 - $56

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Caltrain, train  •  6h 49m

  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 Station Coast Starlight

$40 - $65

Night bus, line 21 bus  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza to Salinas Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Foam / Irving 21

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Pacific Grove 115.1 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  2h 37m

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

$153 - $629

Line 292 bus, shuttle  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the line 292 bus from 10th St & Howard St to SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level 292 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey Monterey Airbus

$54 - $63

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Pacific Grove. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza and arriving at Fountain / Lighthouse via Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Pacific Grove is 85 miles. The road distance is 115.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove without a car is to bus which takes 4h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Pacific Grove bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove is to bus which takes 4h 32m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 6h 18m, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $650 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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San Francisco to Pacific Grove bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Pacific Grove.
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  • Distance: 85.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Pacific Grove, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Pacific Grove via Salinas Amtrak Station, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl in around 4h 32m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salinas Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 58m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Caltrain
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
Bus from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Foam / Irving
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mst.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from 10th St & Howard St to SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
51 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
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Pacific Grove is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from San Francisco to Pacific Grove.

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

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There are 277+ hotels available in Pacific Grove. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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