There are 5 ways to get from Stockton to Monterey by bus, train, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. 3911 / ...
  2. 55

$11 - $17

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Ace / ...
  2. 55

$24 - $34

Train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Ace / ...
  2. Coast Starlight

$44 - $81

Train, night bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Ace / ...
  2. 6739

$31 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. 142.7 miles

$14 - $21

What companies run services between Stockton, CA, USA and Monterey, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Stockton to Monterey via San Jose, CA and Cahill / Diridon Station in around 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stockton to Monterey via Sjd San Jose Station, San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak, Salinas Amtrak, and Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 in around 6 h 11 min.

Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
Amtrak
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 Cahill / Diridon Station to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Stockton and Monterey is 160 km. The road distance is 228 km.

The cheapest way to get from Stockton to Monterey is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which costs $11 - $17 and takes 4 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Stockton to Monterey is to drive which takes 2 h 31 min and costs $14 - $21.

No, there is no direct bus from Stockton to Monterey. However, there are services departing from Stockton, CA and arriving at Tyler / Franklin via Cahill / Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Stockton to Monterey, including transfers.