Monterey, CA Airport Information
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Approximate taxi fare: 20 USD
The Monterey Peninsula Airport is located just four miles west of downtown Monterey. Accommodating more than 40 daily flights, the airport provides regular service to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas. Airport amenities include full-service dining and shopping, as well as an 880-square-foot boardroom, accommodating up to 45 people, which is available for rental. Parking at the Monterey Peninsula Airport costs no more than $24 per day.
Airline carriers serving Monterey Peninsula Airport
- American Eagle
- Allegiant Air
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Located 14 miles south of downtown San Francisco, San Francisco International has been ranked as one of the world’s 30 busiest airports, serving more than 33 million passengers every year. The three-terminal, 90-gate airport debuted a $383-million renovation of Terminal 2. The renovation project resulted in a new 575,000-square-foot terminal with 14 gates, 33,633 square feet of retail space – including 12 restaurants, nine retail stores, a gourmet market, wine bar and spa – and a pedestrian bridge to the airport’s fully automated people mover.
Currently, San Francisco International is committed to showcasing its home city. Nearly all of its eateries are branches of local restaurants, bars and cafes, so passengers can get a true taste of San Francisco even if they can’t leave the airport. Much of the airport’s eclectic mix of bookstores, gift shops, travel outfitters and luxury boutiques has ties to local purveyors as well.
San Francisco International is also home to the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a 7,000-square-foot public exhibition space with various historic transportation artifacts. Admission is free and groups of up to 250 people are welcome to hold private events in the sprawling space.
San Francisco International offers parking in hourly, daily and long-term areas. The airport also provides direct service to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Rapid Rail and San Mateo County Transit (samTrans) bus system.
Traveling between terminals is easy thanks to AirTrain, a fully-automated people mover that runs 24 hours a day. AirTrain’s Red Line connects all terminals and terminal garages, as well as provides direct access to the BART station. AirTrain’s Blue Line connects all terminals and terminal garages, as well as provides direct access to the BART station and the Rental Car Center.
Airline carriers serving San Francisco International Airport
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Air France
- Air New Zealand
- AirTran Airways
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- China Airlines
- EVA Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Korean Air
- Philippine Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Sun Country
- United Express
- US Airways
- Virgin America
- Virgin Atlantic
Monterey, CA Public Transportation
Monterey-Salinas Transit Bus System
Formed in July 2010, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) provides bus service to the greater Monterey and Salinas areas. The system runs 58 routes throughout a 280-square-mile area with a fleet of 30 buses. MST provides direct access to the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula Airport and most major attractions. Bus fares are determined by route length and range from $1 to $10.
Located about 20 miles outside of Monterey, the Salinas Amtrak station serves the Coast Starlight route, which provides daily service from Seattle to Los Angeles. The station hours are 10 AM to 2 PM and 3 to 8 PM; the station street address is 11 Station Place.
The Salinas Greyhound stop, located at 19 West Gabilan in Salinas, is located approximately 20 miles outside of Monterey. The stop is open daily from 9 AM to noon and 1 to 4 PM.
The Monterey Peninsula Airport features rental car counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Rental car counters are located outside of the baggage claim area.
Monterey Peninsula Airport passengers may access taxi companies outside of the airport. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown Monterey should cost about $15 to $20.