Making your way

No matter where you're coming from, it's easy to get to Asilomar via car, public transportation, as well as numerous airports. The Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is just 8 miles from Asilomar, while Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is 80 miles to the North and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 110 miles to the North.


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Airport Transportation

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport: take a taxi or the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus.
    • Bus: The bus fare to Asilomar is $2.50 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. For more information, visit the Monterey-Salinas Transit website or view the bus route.
    • Taxi: Taxicab Service Taxicabs are available at the Monterey Airport for transfer to Asilomar. Fares are $20 - $25 one-way. You can also reserve a limousine via Main Event Limousine website.
  • San Jose and San Francisco Airports: Monterey Airbus picks you up at the airport and directly drops you off at Asilomar. One-way fare from San Jose is $50 and $60 from San Francisco. Please reserve beforehand by visiting the Monterey Airbus website.

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.

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.

  • American Auto Rental (831) 649-1611
  • Avis Rent A Car (831) 647-7140
  • Budget Rent A Car (831) 373-1899
  • Dollar Rent A Car (831) 422-2619
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (831) 649-6300
  • Hertz Worldwide Car Rental (831) 373-3318
  • Monterey Rent-A-Roadster (831) 647-1929
  • National Car Rental (831) 373-4181