Regional Connections

San Francisco, Bay area

Oakland

See directions to San Jose below

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

San Francisco

See directions to San Jose below

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

San Jose

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Line 55

MST Line 55 runs 2x daily on weekdays, and 3x daily on weekends between Monterey, Sand City and San Jose. Use this connection to reach Diridon station, a hub of Downtown San Jose to connect to the CalTrain, VTA light rail and many local bus lines. Route & Schedule

Line 86

With limited service between King City and San Jose vis Salinas, Route 86 could be an ideal alternative to Line 55. Route & Schedule

Amtrak

Coast Starlight - Seattle| Portland| Los Angeles

Route & Schedule

Thruway Bus Route 17 - Oakland| San Francisco| San Jose| Santa Barbara

Route & Schedule

Thruway Bus Route 21 - Santa Barbara| San Jose

Route & Schedule

Line 25 provides direct service between Main Campus and Downtown Salinas, blocks away from the Salinas Amtrak station.

Route & Schedule

North Monterey Bay

Santa Cruz

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Watsonville

Board Line 17 at the Alumni & Visitor Center Transit Exchange towards "Marina"

Transfer to Line 27 towards "Watsonville" for a direct connection to the Watsonville Transit Center

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Central Valley

Bakersfield

Areas in the Central Valley are often difficult to reach by transit. Consider combining rideshare solutions or flying when necessary.

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Fresno

Areas in the Central Valley are often difficult to reach by transit. Consider combining rideshare solutions or flying when necessary.

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Sacramento/Stockton

Areas in the Central Valley are often difficult to reach by transit. Consider combining rideshare solutions or flying when necessary.

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to the region.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Southern California

Los Angeles

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

From Salinas - use MST Line 25 to connect

Greyhound

With regular service between Salinas, Los Angeles region and destinations in-between, this service may be ideal for riders with extra time. Visit the website or call (800)231-2222 for more information.

Coast Starlight (Amtrak) - Seattle| Portland| Los Angeles

Route & Schedule

From San Jose - see directions to San Jose above

Bolt Bus

This service offers non-stop service between San Jose's Diridon Station and Union Station in Los Angeles. Vehicles are equipped with Wifi and power outlets. Visit the website or call (877)-265-8287 for more information.

Megabus

With non-stop connections between San Jose's Diridon Station and Union Station in Los Angeles, this service may be ideal for some travelers. Vehicles are equipped with Wifi and power outlets. Visit the website or call (877) 462-6342 for more information.

San Diego

Areas South of Los Angeles County are often difficult to reach by transit. Consider combining rideshare solutions or flying when necessary.

CSUMB Carpool - a great resource to find an affordable ride and make some friendly connections along the way! Visit the page to discover Otters headed your way.

Airport connections

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)

Car rentals

MRY offers 6 rental car agencies for your convenience. Follow the link to learn your options.

Taxis

With 6 taxi agencies serving MRY, patrons have options to access the region.

Associated Taxi - Contact: 831-277-8294

Central Coast Taxi - Contact: 831-626-3333

Sal's Taxi - Contact: 831-422-7276

Salinas Yellow Cab - Contact: 831-424-1234

Serra Yellow Cab - Contact: 831-216-2010

Yellow Cab of Monterey County dba Checker Cab

NOTE: A $3 Airport Surcharge will be assessed to the overall meter rate to and from the airport.

Transit

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections to these lines

Line 7 - Route & Schedule

Line 13 - Route & Schedule

Line 56 - Route & Schedule

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Car rentals

OAK offers 10 rental car agencies for your convenience. Follow the link to learn your options.

Transit

See directions to San Jose above

From San Jose Diridon Station

Board VTA Express Bus 181 toward "Fremont B04"

Take any BART train to "Coliseum/Oakland Airport" station

Transfer to the BART Airport Connector for a direct connection to OAK terminals

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections between these lines

San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)

Car rentals

SFO offers 17 rental car agencies for your convenience. Follow the link to learn your options.

Transit

See directions to San Jose above

From San Jose Diridon Station

Caltrain + BART

Board Caltrain toward San Francisco

Transfer toBART at "Millbrea" station

Board a train headed towards "Richmond" or "Pittsburg/Bay Point" depending on the time of day

Enjoy a short ride to the "San Francisco International Airport (SFO)" station

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections

Airport shuttle

Monterey Shuttle

With regular departures to San Francisco and San Jose airports, Monterey Shuttle is a quick option for reaching Bay Area airports. The company offers three pick-up options: Downtown Monterey, Marina and a door-to-door service for an additional fee.

Marina (7/11) Monterey DT, $50 SFO $40 SJC $5 saved for booking online

Visit the website or call (831) 373-7777 for more information

Main Event Transportation

Main Event offers a private-car service to regional destinations, including Bay Area airports. Depending on the number of passengers traveling, this service could be a more cost effective option.

Visit the website or call (831) 646-5466 for more information

San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC)

Car rentals

SJC offers 13 rental car agencies for your convenience. Follow the link to learn your options.

Transit

See directions to San Jose above

From San Jose Diridon Station

Caltrain + VTA Airport Flyer

Board Caltrain towards "San Francisco" station for a short ride

Transfer to VTA Route 10 at "El Camino Real" station for a direct connection to SJC terminals

Light Rail + VTA Airport Flyer

Board VTA train 902 towards "Winchester"

Transfer to VTA Route 10 at "1st and Metro" station for a direct connection to SJC terminals

Use Google Transit or the Ridescout app to discover best connections between these lines

Airport shuttle

Monterey Shuttle

With regular departures to San Francisco and San Jose airports, Monterey Shuttle is a quick option for reaching Bay Area airports. The company offers three pick-up options: Downtown Monterey, Marina and a door-to-door service for an additional fee.

Marina (7/11) Monterey DT, $50 SFO $40 SJC $5 saved for booking online

Visit the website or call (831) 373-7777 for more information

Main Event Transportation

Main Event offers a private-car service to regional destinations, including Bay Area airports. Depending on the number of passengers traveling, this service could be a more cost effective option.

Visit the website or call (831) 646-5466 for more information

Google Transit

The easiest way to find the next bus to or from campus is by using Google Transit.

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