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Getting there

Monterey is located on the beautiful Monterey Bay directly at the Pacific Ocean, a 90-minute drive south of San Francisco. Most Monterey attractions are in walking distance or a short bus drive from the downtown hotel (26-minute walk to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium).


The closest international airports are San Francisco International Airport (a 90-minute drive) and San Jose International Airport (a 60-minute drive). Monterey Regional Airport is a 10-minute drive away and served by several domestic airlines.

Portola hotel does not offer a shuttle service but recommends using Monterey Shuttle Airbus, phone: (831) 373-7777. Book the trip online for reduced fares, currently $35 one way for the San Jose airport and $45 one way for the San Francisco airport. Drivers appreciate a tip.

Cars from major rental car companies can be rented at the airports. Portola hotel charges a parking fee for their garage.

Check the hotel web page for driving directions:

Estimated taxi fare between airport and hotel

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) - 5 miles
Estimated taxi fare $15 one way

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 70 miles
Estimated taxi fare $125 one way

San Francisco International Airport - 100 miles
Estimated taxi fare $175 one way

Yellow Cab - (831) 333-1234

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