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There are 7 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea by night bus, bus, train, car, towncar or shuttle

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Night bus, bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from San Jose Diridon Station 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, bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler 20 / ...

$35 - $86

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station 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 / ...

Drive  •  1h 24m

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea 79.2 miles

$7 - $12

Towncar  •  1h 24m

  1. Take a town car from San Jose Airport to Carmel-by-the-Sea 79.2 miles

$250 - $350

Shuttle  •  2h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey Monterey Airbus

$41 - $57

Uber  •  1h 24m

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea 79.2 miles

$110 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport Terminal A and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Santa Clara Transit Center, Santa Clara & 2nd, San Jose Diridon Station, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 57 miles. The road distance is 79.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 4h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Jose Diridon Station.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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  • Distance: 56.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJC), USA and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea via Santa Clara Transit Center, Santa Clara & 2nd, Santa Clara & Cahill, San Jose Diridon Station, Salinas Amtrak Station, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler in around 4h 43m.

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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$39
Standard Rate
$44
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from San Jose Airport to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$250 - $350
Private
$250 - $350
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$100 - $120
Assist
$110 - $130
UberX
$110 - $130
WAV
$110 - $130
Comfort
$150 - $180
UberXL
$180 - $200
Select
$240 - $280
Black
$320 - $360
Black SUV
$370 - $420

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