Ground & Air Transport

To fly to the Monterey Peninsula, regular flights are available from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas where connecting flights can take you anywhere in the world. The four carriers that currently provide service from Monterey are affiliated with airlines around the world. The San Jose airport is another flight option, at about an hour and a half drive south to Carmel.

From Monterey Airport

Exit the airport and turn right on Highway 68 (Monterey-Salinas Highway). Take Highway 68 to Highway 1 South, toward Carmel. Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.

From San Francisco and San Jose

Take Highway 101 south to Prunedale.? At Prunedale, take Highway 156 west (see "Monterey Peninsula" sign). At Castroville, stay to the left. The road becomes Highway 1 south. Take Highway 1 south to Carmel. Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.

From Los Angeles

Take Highway 101 north to Salinas. Go west on Highway 68 (the exit from 101 will say "Monterey Peninsula"). Take Highway 68 to Highway 1 South, toward Carmel.?Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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