There are 6 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea by bus, train, car, towncar or shuttle

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Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 86
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler 20 / ...

$17 - $36

Cheapest option

Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl 55

$13 - $33

4 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

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

$7 - $12

Towncar  •  1 h 24 min

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

$250 - $350

Shuttle  •  2 h 33 min

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

$47 - $62

Uber  •  1 h 24 min

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

$120 - $160

Questions & Answers

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

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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 1 h 24 min.

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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 - USO Club and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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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 bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $17 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min 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 Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from San Jose Airport - USO Club 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 1 h 24 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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There are 252+ hotels available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices start at $105 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: 3 h 38 min

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 Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler in around 3 h 38 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
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 - $12
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
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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 Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$120 - $160
UberX
$120 - $160
WAV
$120 - $160
UberXL
$180 - $230
Select
$260 - $330
Black
$350 - $440
Black SUV
$390 - $480
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Estimated price
$250 - $350

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