Monterey Airport Carmel California

Monterey Aiport

Monterey Airport

Monterey Airport If you need an airport near Carmel CA, or airports near Monterey CA, the Monterey Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown Carmel by the Sea and just 3 miles from the Monterey business district.  Monterey Airport is a charming airport where you can pull up to the curb without being shooed away by police. The Montery County Airport makes travel into Carmel and Monterey convenient and easy. The Monterey Airport is the closest airport to Carmel California.

Monterey Airport Parking

Monterey Airport parking is so easy. You can park your car in the lot that’s adjacent to the airport and be inside the Monterey Airport terminal in just a few minutes. And if you need a Monterey Airport rental car, the counters are inside the terminal and the rental cars are right outside. Getting through checkout is usually simple and short.  If you have flown out of major airports like Chicago or New York, you’ll appreciate the Monterey Peninsula Airport.

Monterey Airport Flights

Monterey Airport airlines include regular flights that are available to San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Connecting Monterey bay airport flights can take you anywhere in the world. The five carriers that currently provide service from Monterey Airport are affiliated with airlines around the world. Commercial airlines serving the Monterey Regioinal Airport (MRY) are Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.  There are more than 40 flights in and out of the Monterey airport daily.

San Francisco to Carmel

If you are looking to get from San Francisco to Carmel, you have several options. You can fly direct from San Francisco to Carmel via the Monterey Airport. You can rent a car in San Francisco and drive to Carmel in a couple of hours. Or you can get a tour bus that will take you on a tour including 17 mile drive Monterey.

Monterey Airport Directions

Directions from Monterey Airport (MRY) to Carmel-by-the-Sea

  • Monterey Airport exits onto Olmsted Road
  • Go approx. 1.5 miles on Olmsted Road.
  • Turn Right on Highway 68 WEST toward Monterey.
  • Go approx. 1.7 miles and merge onto Highway CA 1 SOUTH toward Carmel.
  • Continue on CA 1 for approx. 6.2 miles.
  • Turn Right on Ocean Avenue
  • Proceed 5 blocks to the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The Airport address is:  Monterey Regional Airport, 200 Fred Kane Dr, Monterey, CA 93940.
Phone: (831) 648-7000

Monterey Airport Car Rental

There are 6 major car rental companies at the Monterey Airport.  All of the rental car counters are located inside the terminal, near baggage claim.  Cars are parked in the lot just outside of baggage claim, so it’s easy to get your rental car and be on your way to Carmel.

Monterey Airport Rental Car Companies Include:

Phone:  800-327-9633
Website:  Alamo Rental Cars Monterey CA

Phone:  800-831-2847
Website: Avis Rental Cars Monterey

Phone: 800-527-0700
Website: Budget Car Rental Monterey Airport

Phone: 800-736-8222
Website:  Enterprise Car Rental Monterey CA Airport

Phone:  800-654-3131
Website:  Hertz Monterey Rental Cars

Phone:  800-227-7368
Website:  National Rental Cars Monterey Airport


Monterey Airport Taxi

Monterey Airport TaxiGetting from the Monterey Airport to Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, or other locations around the Monterey Peninsula is easy. Once you deplane and collect your luggage, simply head outside of baggage claim to the curb and the taxi stand. Taxis in Monterey charge about $25 to drive you to Carmel by the Sea. If you are arriving late at night and your plane is delayed, don’t worry. The taxis in Monterey always have at least a few taxis waiting for those late arriving flights to take you to your final destination.

Most of the taxis at the Monterey Airport will take credit cards. Be sure to ask, however, as they prefer cash.


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