Monterey County is situated on California's central coast with its northern border approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco and its southern border about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.
It is best to fly into San Jose Airport or San Francisco Airport. Both San Jose and San Francisco are about an hour and a half drive, however, this time can change depending on when you fly in. Don't feel like driving? From either airport, you can book a ride on the Monterey Airbus! The shuttle runs pick-ups almost every hour! We suggest you book in advance.
Flying to Monterey County
Monterey is easier to get to than you think with over 500 direct and one-stop flights from most major US cities. The convenient Monterey Regional Airport, which has short and hassle-free security lines, is located just 10 minutes door-to-door from downtown Monterey. Visitors can fly direct to Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) via international and domestic connecting routes on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Fly direct from airports including Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), San Diego (SAN), Phoenix (PHX) and Las Vegas (LAS). Charter and private flights are also available.