There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Seattle to San Jose, shuttle  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose (SJC) SEA - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$135 - $306

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Bus  •  24 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl 55

$106 - $267

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Fly Seattle to San Francisco, shuttle  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$140 - $316

Fly Seattle to Oakland, shuttle  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$156 - $346

Train to Portland, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Portland Union Station
  2. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$152 - $419

Train  •  28 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight

$141 - $412

Drive  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea 917.2 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Cahill / Diridon Station and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 53 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 768 miles. The road distance is 917.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

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Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to bus which takes 24 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 28 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 917 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 37 min to drive from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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  • Distance: 768.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, Cahill / Diridon Station, Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl, and Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler in around 24 h 53 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Carmel-by-the-Sea once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $390 and the journey takes 26 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
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
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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