Salinas, CA Commuting


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The city of Salinas, California offers a variety of public transportation options to its citizens. The Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) is the public bus system that serves Salinas and the surrounding areas. This system connects downtown Salinas to nearby cities, including Monterey, Marina, Castroville, Seaside, Gonzales and Soledad. Additionally, MST's popular Highway Express route provides service from Salinas to San Jose and Gilroy. For those looking for an alternative mode of transportation within the city limits, the City of Salinas operates a free trolley service connecting key destinations in Oldtown and the surrounding area. Taxis are also available for hire in Salinas and are a convenient way to get around town quickly. Finally, for visitors coming from outside the area there is Amtrak's Coast Starlight line which runs through downtown Salinas on its way south from Seattle down to Los Angeles. All these options make it easy for residents and visitors alike to explore everything that Salinas has to offer without relying on their own vehicles.

The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Salinas takes 23.2 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

How people in Salinas get to work:
- 71.6% drive their own car alone
- 9.5% carpool with others
- 2.7% work from home
- 0.8% take mass transit
     Commute Time To Work

  TransportationSalinas, CaliforniaUnited States
  24.926.8
  Commute Mode
  71.0%73.2%
  11.2%8.6%
  0.7%4.2%
  0.1%0.5%
  1.0%2.5%
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Over 10 years ago

Sacred Heart School is a fine Catholic school in the heart of Salinas, Ca. Victoria Torcolini was principal of this PK-8 school from 2006-2009. Under her leadership, SHS  More

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Over 12 years ago

I Was born and raise in salinas. In 2006 my family moved to the central valley. I moved back to salinas in 2011. I moved back Because I got a better job in Carmel. I  More

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Salinas, California has some of the best weather in Central California. I love looking out at the mountain ranges that line the Salinas River Valley. It's a shame that  More

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