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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. 86
  2. 20 / ...

$16 - $25

Cheapest option

Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Limited / ...
  2. 55

$14 - $21

4 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. 79.2 miles

$7 - $12

Towncar  •  1 h 24 min

  1. 79.2 miles

$250 - $350

Shuttle  •  2 h 33 min

$46 - $52

Uber  •  1 h 24 min

  1. 79.2 miles

$120 - $160

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 39 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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
$9 - $14
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
$5 - $9
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
$6 - $10
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
POOL
$90 - $120
ASSIST
$120 - $160
uberX
$120 - $160
WAV
$120 - $160
uberXL
$180 - $220
SELECT
$250 - $310
BLACK
$350 - $440
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 91 km. The road distance is 127 km.

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.

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

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 39 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.