Travel from Santa-Barbara to Carmel-by-the-Sea

Train, bus or fly from Santa Barbara to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Carmel-by-the-Sea once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min. 2 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Carmel-by-the-Sea once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Santa Barbara to Carmel-by-the-Sea

From Santa Barbara, CA bus to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, bus to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then line 24 bus to 6th / Mission Street. 7 h 51 min $60. From Santa Barbara Amtrak train to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, bus to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then line 24 bus to 6th / Mission Street. 7 h 51 min $94. From Santa Barbara, CA Amtrak Thruway to King City, CA, walk to Canal / Bassett Street, bus to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, bus to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then line 24 bus to 6th / Mission Street. 9 h 38 min $17. From Santa Barbara drive to Carmel-by-the-Sea. 4 h 20 min $30. From Arrellaga & De La Vina bus to Santa Barbara airport, fly to Monterey airport, line 93 bus to Munras / Soledad Drive, then line 2 bus to Carmel-by-the-Sea. 6 h 24 min $394. From Arrellaga & De La Vina bus to Santa Barbara airport, fly to San Francisco airport, shuttle to Monterey, walk to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then line 24 bus to Carmel-by-the-Sea. 6 h 39 min $313. From Santa Barbara, CA bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Monterey airport, line 93 bus to Munras / Soledad Drive, then line 2 bus to Carmel-by-the-Sea. 6 h 12 min $168. From Santa Barbara, CA bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Jose airport, shuttle to Monterey, walk to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then line 24 bus to Carmel-by-the-Sea. 7 h 37 min $257. From Santa Barbara Amtrak train to Burbank airport, fly to San Jose airport, shuttle to Monterey, walk to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then line 24 bus to Carmel-by-the-Sea. 7 h 38 min $265.
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      1 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $34 - $76
      • Duration: 7 h 51 min
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      • One-Way approx: USD $54 - $129
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      3 Amtrak Thruway, bus
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      • Duration: 9 h 38 min
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      5 Fly Santa Barbara to Monterey
      • One-Way approx: USD $142 - $707
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      6 Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, shuttle
      • One-Way approx: USD $216 - $434
      • Duration: 6 h 39 min
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      7 Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey
      • One-Way approx: USD $131 - $340
      • Duration: 6 h 12 min
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      8 Bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose, shuttle
      • One-Way approx: USD $155 - $347
      • Duration: 7 h 37 min
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      9 Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose, shuttle
      • One-Way approx: USD $130 - $412
      • Duration: 7 h 38 min
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