Getting to Asilomar

No matter where you're coming from, it's easy to get to Asilomar from area highways, as well as numerous airports.

AIRPORTS The Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is just 8 miles from Asilomar: http://www.montereyairport.com/ Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is 80 miles to the North and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 110 miles to the North. The airports in San Jose and San Francisco are also served by the Monterey Airbus, an airport shuttle service that can bring travelers right to our door: http://montereyairbus.com/ride/ AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Local taxi companies service the Monterey Peninsula Airport as does the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system. Airport shuttle service to and from San Jose and San Francisco airports can be arranged in advance through Monterey Salinas Airbus by calling 831-373-7777 or visiting the Monterey Airbus website: http://montereyairbus.com/ride/ DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM SAN FRANCISCO / SAN JOSE Asilomar is approximately 120 miles south of downtown San Francisco (about 105 miles from San Francisco International Airport) and about 75 miles south of San Jose. Take 101 south to 156 West. Take 156 West to Highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, turn right on Holman Highway / 68 West. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway for 3.5 miles until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar. FROM LOS ANGELES Asilomar is approximately 325 miles from downtown Los Angeles (about 310 miles from LAX). Take 101 North though Salinas to 156 West. Take 156 West to Highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, and Highway 68 West. For about 3-1/2 miles you will then be on a portion of Highway 68 West that is also called the Holman Highway. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar. FROM SALINAS Take Highway 68 West to Highway 1 South to Highway 68 West to Pacific Grove. Just past the Monterey Peninsula Airport, Highway 68 West overlaps Highway 1 for about 5 or 6 miles. Stay on Highway 68 West/Highway 1 and take the Pacific Grove exit. For about 3-1/2 miles you will then be on a portion of Highway 68 West that is also called the Holman Highway. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system stops at the Monterey airport. The buses are clean and wheelchair accessible. The fare to Asilomar is $1.75 one way, and the total trip is about 30 minutes. Take any number Monterey-bound bus. Ask for a transfer when you board. Transfers are free. Tell the driver to announce the Monterey Transit Center, which is where you will disembark and transfer to the #1 Asilomar bus. There is rarely more than a 5-minute wait at the transfer point. The #1 bus will let you off at the front gate to the Asilomar Conference Grounds. MST buses also have room for two bicycles per bus. For more information, visit the Monterey-Salinas Transit website: http://www.mst.org/ CAR RENTAL The following are some of the car rental companies that service the Monterey area. It is highly recommended that you call to reserve your car well in advance, since some local events such as golf tournaments and music festivals have been known to create a rental car shortage. (831) 647-7140 Avis® Rent A Car (831) 373-1899 Budget® Rent A Car (831) 422-2619 Dollar® Rent A Car (831) 649-6300 Enterprise® Rent-A-Car (831) 373-3318 Hertz® Worldwide Car Rental (831) 373-4181 National Car Rental® LOCAL ATTRACTIONS The Monterey Peninsula has many attractions to enjoy. Some of the highlights are the world-renown Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and the scenic 17-Mile Drive along Pebble Beach, the town of Carmel-by-the Sea, Point Lobos, and the very scenic Big Sur along the Pacific Coast. About 80 miles south is Hearst Castle.
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