Monterey, CA Commuting


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Monterey, CA is a city that offers visitors and locals alike an array of transportation options. The Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) operates 13 local bus routes throughout the cities of Monterey and Salinas, as well as Carmel-by-the-Sea, Seaside, Marina, Del Rey Oaks and Sand City. Additionally, MST’s Monterey Trolley provides shuttle service to locations throughout downtown Monterey. Amtrak Coast Starlight also offers train service between Los Angeles and Seattle with stops in Monterey. For those looking to travel by air, there is the Monterey Regional Airport located just five miles east of downtown which offers daily flights to Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. There is also a variety of taxi and ride share services available in the area as well. From public buses to trains and planes; no matter what mode of transport you choose—getting around in Monterey has never been easier.

The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Monterey takes 15.3 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

How people in Monterey get to work:
- 59.0% drive their own car alone
- 10.2% carpool with others
- 6.7% work from home
- 6.6% take mass transit
     Commute Time To Work

  TransportationMonterey, CaliforniaUnited States
  20.526.8
  Commute Mode
  62.8%73.2%
  6.5%8.6%
  3.5%4.2%
  1.3%0.5%
  8.9%2.5%
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Over 7 years ago

The Monterey city area is an excellent place to live and one of the few California locales where it's relatively safe to raise a family. If I could no longer live here I  More

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I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and had to leave to climb out of poverty. The median income is $35,000 and outside of the military, the jobs are mostly service  More

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My husband and I are just crazy about Monterey. I wonder if we take housing expenses (mortgage or rent) out of the picture, is Monterey still a very expensive city to  More

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