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Fly Toronto to Monterey, bus  •  13h 5m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Monterey (MRY) YYZ - MRY
  2. Take the bus from Holman / CHOMP to Highway 1 / River Inn

$319 - $922

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Fly Toronto to San Jose, shuttle, bus  •  13h 51m

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

$192 - $543

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Fly Toronto to San Francisco, shuttle, bus  •  13h 14m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Francisco (SFO) YYZ - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
  3. Take the bus from Calle Principal / Parking Garage to Highway 1 / River Inn

$237 - $413

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Monterey, bus  •  17h 27m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Monterey (MRY) BUF - MRY
  3. Take the bus from Holman / CHOMP to Highway 1 / River Inn

$389 - $1,092

Train to Watford Rail Station, fly to Monterey, bus  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to London
  2. Fly from Watford Rail Station (XWA) to Monterey (MRY) XWA - MRY
  3. Take the bus from Holman / CHOMP to Highway 1 / River Inn

$335 - $860

Train to Watford Rail Station, fly to San Jose, shuttle, bus  •  17h 19m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to London
  2. Fly from Watford Rail Station (XWA) to San Jose (SJC) XWA - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
  4. Take the bus from Calle Principal / Parking Garage to Highway 1 / River Inn

$248 - $671

Fly Toronto to Oakland, train, bus  •  16h 51m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Oakland (OAK) YYZ - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose
  3. Take the bus from San Jose to Salinas
  4. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Highway 1 / River Inn

$272 - $546

Train, taxi  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit 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

$486 - $729

Train, bus, drive  •  3 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Tucson to Gilroy
  5. Drive from Gilroy to Big Sur

$414 - $647

Drive  •  43h 22m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Big Sur 2777 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Big Sur is to fly and shuttle and bus which costs $290 - $550 and takes 13h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Big Sur is to fly and bus which takes 13h 5m and costs $400 - $1,200.

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

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It takes approximately 13h 5m to get from Toronto to Big Sur, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Monterey Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 23m and has one stopover.

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Big Sur is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 8:27 AM in Toronto and 5:27 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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American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Monterey Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Big Sur. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Big Sur.
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  • Distance: 2291.1 miles
  • Duration: 13h 5m

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

There is no direct connection from Toronto to Big Sur. However, you can take the train to UP Express Pearson Airport, take the walk to Toronto airport, fly to Monterey, take the walk to Euclid / Ramona, take the line 94 bus to Holman / CHOMP, then take the bus to Big Sur. Alternatively, you can take the train to UP Express Pearson Airport, take the walk to Toronto airport, fly to San Francisco, take the walk to San Francisco International Airport, take the shuttle to Monterey, take the walk to Calle Principal / Parking Garage, then take the bus to Big Sur.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Nashville, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Milwaukee, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
12h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Newark, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Monterey via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Monterey via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Monterey via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 39m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Watford Rail Station to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 21m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Watford Rail Station to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Watford Rail Station to San Jose via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Watford Rail Station to San Jose via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Philadelphia, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Reagan Washington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
17h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Monterey via Denver, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Monterey via Calgary, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 21m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to London
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Emeryville to Salinas
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Chicago Union Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Holman / CHOMP to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Calle Principal / Parking Garage to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Highway 1 / River Inn
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$39
Standard Rate
$44
Niagara Airbus
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose to Salinas
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
amtrak.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 San Jose to Salinas
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tucson to Gilroy
Ave. Duration
17h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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GotoBus
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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