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There are 8 ways to get from Toronto to Big Sur by plane, shuttle, train, taxi, bus or car

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Fly to Monterey  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Monterey (MRY) YYZ - MRY

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Fly to San Francisco, shuttle  •  12h 5m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Francisco (SFO) YYZ - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic to Monterey - Calle Principal / Parking Garage

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Fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  12h 27m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Jose (SJC) YYZ - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey - Calle Principal / Parking Garage

Train, taxi  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Dearborn to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville
  4. Take the train from Emeryville to Salinas
  5. Take a taxi from Salinas to Big Sur

Bus, taxi  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus to Los Angeles
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Salinas
  5. Take a taxi from Salinas to Big Sur

Bus, drive  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Pittsburgh, Pa 530
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Phoenix
  4. Take the bus from Phoenix to Gilroy
  5. Drive from Gilroy to Big Sur

Train  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville
  4. Take the train from Emeryville to Salinas

Drive  •  43h 22m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Big Sur 2777 miles
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Big Sur is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Big Sur is to fly and shuttle which costs $360 - $800 and takes 12h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Big Sur is to fly which takes 10h 33m and costs $650 - $2,300.

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The distance between Toronto and Big Sur is 2291 miles. The road distance is 2777 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Big Sur without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 days 23h and costs $600 - $950.

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It takes approximately 10h 33m to get from Toronto to Big Sur, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Big Sur is to fly which takes 10h 33m and costs $650 - $2,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $600 - $950 and takes 3 days 5h.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Monterey Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 25m and has one stopover.

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Big Sur is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 3:50 AM in Toronto and 12:50 AM in Big Sur.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Big Sur is 2777 miles. It takes approximately 43h 22m to drive from Toronto to Big Sur.

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Air Canada, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Monterey Airport.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Big Sur.
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  • Distance: 2291.1 miles
  • Duration: 10h 33m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Big Sur, CA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Toronto to Big Sur hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Big Sur via Buffalo Depew Station, Chicago Union Station, Emeryville, Salinas, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, and Rippling River / Carmel Valley Rd in around 3 days 5h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Detroit, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $50
Business
$85 - $110
Economy
$60 - $70
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $35
Business
$65 - $80
Economy
$43 - $46
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Dearborn to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Emeryville to Salinas
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic to Monterey - Calle Principal / Parking Garage
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey - Calle Principal / Parking Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$39
Standard Rate
$44
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
customerservice@megabus.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
megabus.ca
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 Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $310
Flexible
$310 - $450
Bus from Los Angeles to Salinas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Pittsburgh to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
45h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $280
Flexible
$280 - $410
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
trailways.com
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
+52 644 410 2444
Email
atencionaclientes@tufesa.com.mx
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix to Gilroy
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Salinas to Big Sur
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-424-1234
Website
yellowcab1234.com
Sal's Salinas Taxi Co
Phone
+1 831-422-7276

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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