How to Reach Big Sur - The Easiest Way to Reach Big Sur


  • By Air : If you are planning to reach Big Sur by air, the closest airport is Monterey Airport. Places like Denver, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix has flights connecting to Monterey Airport. From the airport, you can hire a car to reach Big Sur.
  • By Car : Big Sur is located in the remote coastal region of California. So, the easiest way to access this place is via Highway 1. If you are coming from San Francisco to Big Sur by car, take US -101 south that merges with the Highway. From Los Angeles, take US-101 north.
  • By Bus : Monterey-Salinas Transit route 22 bus is available to reach Big Sur by bus. It travels from downtown Monterey to Nepenthe in Big Sur. It runs every day from last week of May to first week of September and on weekends for the rest of the months. During winter, the bus sometime gets cancelled.
  • By Train : Amtrack Coast Starlight trains are there. It runs from the east of Big Sur to the Santa Lucia mountains. 


To move around the city, public transportation i.e. the buses are the best thing you can think of. Seasonal buses from Monterey to the northern part of Big Sur are there. Otherwise, you can hire a car as well.

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Modes of Transportation in Big Sur

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Big Sur. The most preferred mode of transport in Big Sur is Car.

Average distance: 2.41 km Average time: 7 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 7 min Overall average time for 2.41 kms 7 min

How to Reach Big Sur from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Seaside to Big Sur 15.34 km 15 mins
Pacific grove to Big Sur 16.55 km 16 mins
Aptos to Big Sur 36.46 km 36 mins
Santa cruz to Big Sur 40.92 km 40 mins
Scotts valley to Big Sur 44.16 km 44 mins
San jose to Big Sur 57.22 km 57 mins
Santa clara to Big Sur 59.34 km 59 mins
Cupertino to Big Sur 59.83 km 59 mins
Sunnyvale to Big Sur 62.53 km 1 hour 2 mins
Milpitas to Big Sur 63.14 km 1 hour 3 mins
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