Airline Reservations

Flight reservations can be made to one of the following airports:

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) which is located 8 miles from Asilomar.
  • Mineta San Jose International (SJC) which is 80 miles North of Asilomar
  • San Francisco International (SFO) which is 110 miles North of Asilomar.

Rental Car Service

It is highly recommended that you call to reserve your car in advance, since some local events such as golf tournaments and music festivals can potentially 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

Directions to Asilomar

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.

Getting Around within the Asilomar Conference Grounds

Please see the Asilomar map.

Airport Transportation

Local taxi companies service the Monterey Peninsula Airport as does the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system. The Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system stops at the Monterey airport. The buses are clean and wheelchair accessible. The 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. MST buses also have room for two bicycles per bus. For more information, visit the Monterey-Salinas Transit website.

Advance reservations for taxi service at the Monterey Peninsula Airport are not needed. A taxi coordinator is on site to assist you with your taxi transportation needs. The cost of round-trip taxi transportation ranges from $70-$90 ($35-$40 one way). Please note that a $3 airport surcharge will be assessed to the overall meter rate to and from the airport.

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. The fare from the San Jose Airport to Asilomar is $55 one way and the fare from the San Francisco Airport is $60 one way if you book online. If you make your reservation by phone, the fare from SJC is $60 one way and the fare from SFO is $65 one way. Please visit the Monterey Airbus website for information on pickup locations and schedules at each airport and baggage allowance limitations.