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Monterey, California - Transportation

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Transportation information for Monterey is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.


While Monterey does have an airport with connecting flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Long Beach, and San Diego, most travelers fly into San Francisco or another international airport and drive to Monterey.

Monterey Peninsula Airport
  • 3 miles SE from Monterey
  • MRY
  • Public
  • 831-648-7000
Salinas Municipal Airport
  • 3 miles SE from Salinas
  • SNS
  • Public
  • 831-758-7214
Basic Directions

Monterey is located in central California just off the Pacific Coast Highway 1 on the Monterey Peninsula. From San Francisco, take Highway 101 south until you merge with CA-156 W towards the Monterey Peninsula. Total driving time is about 2 hours. Then take the PCH. From Santa Barbara, follow Highway 101 north until you merge with CA-68. Total driving time is just over 4 hours.

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