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

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Stockton, CA to San Jose, CA 3911 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$4 - $12

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$17 - $29

Train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight

$42 - $84

Train, night bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6739

$29 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Stockton to Monterey 142.7 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stockton to Monterey is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which costs $4 - $12 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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

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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.

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The distance between Stockton and Monterey is 100 miles. The road distance is 142.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Stockton to Monterey without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $4 - $12.

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

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Stockton to Monterey bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Stockton, CA station.

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The best way to get from Stockton to Monterey is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $4 - $12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Stockton to Monterey.
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  • Distance: 100.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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, 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

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 San Jose Diridon Station 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stockton, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
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
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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