There are 5 ways to get from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea by bus, train, night bus, car or towncar

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  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl 55

$7 - $24

4 alternative options

Train, line 21 bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl 21

$30 - $76

Night bus, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6739
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler 20 / ...

$18 - $53

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea 76.1 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea 76.1 miles

$110 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 55 miles. The road distance is 76.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from E San Fernando / 1st Street and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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  • Distance: 54.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea twice daily. Tickets cost $4 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak 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
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $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
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $150
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uber.com
Assist
$110 - $150
UberX
$110 - $150
WAV
$110 - $150
UberXL
$170 - $230
Select
$250 - $310
Black
$340 - $420
Black SUV
$370 - $470

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