Numerous modes of transportation provide quick and convenient access to and from the Monterey Peninsula. For Traffic and Construction updates visit
Freeway Access Direct access to Monterey is provided from San Jose and San Francisco via Highway 156 off State Route 101. Access from Los Angeles is achieved via State Route 101 and highway 68.
Airlines Monterey Peninsula Airport ( provides passenger service from Monterey with daily direct flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), LA/Ontario, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas. For a list of the airlines serving Monterey, visit the Monterey Peninsula Airport Website at Airbus service (Monterey-Salinas Airbus – Website: to airports in San Francisco and San Jose is also available from downtown Monterey.
Ground Transportation Transportation throughout the region is available from the Simoneau Plaza (the transit area) in downtown Monterey. Monterey-Salinas Transit provides daily bus service throughout Monterey County. Seasonal summer service to Big Sur and Free MST Trolley service along Monterey’s waterfront is also provided.
WAVE MST Trolleys provide free transportation between the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Custom House Garages, Fisherman’s Wharf and other waterfront areas.
Monterey-Salinas Airbus (Website: also provides 14 trips daily to the San Jose and San Francisco international airports from downtown Monterey.
Yellow Cab Co. 831.646.1234, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Senior Taxi Scrip is available to Monterey residents. A $20 taxi scrip book can be purchased for $10 at the following locations: Monterey Senior Center, 280 Dickman Avenue (646.3878), Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Avenue (646.5665), Recreation Department Office, 546 Dutra Street (646.3866)
Parking The City of Monterey maintains two Custom House parking garages within the downtown area. The 1,000 car Cannery Row parking garage serves Cannery Row and New Monterey business districts. Overall, the City provides 4,106 spaces of off-street parking. In addition, more than 3,000 on-street metered parking spaces throughout the City assure optimum parking availability. For more information on visit
Bus Service Greyhound Bus (Website: service is not available in Monterey but it is available in Salinas.
Train Service AMTRAK (Website: Intercity Rail Passenger Services in Salinas are available via bus from the Monterey Transit Plaza in downtown.
Travel Tips courtesy of Official City of Monterey website.