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Travel to Esalen by Shuttle

Shuttle Schedule and Routes

Due to multiple road closures in the Big Sur area, Esalen is providing shuttle service from Monterey Regional Airport to Esalen for two routes: 

From the Monterey Regional Airport to Esalen via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road:

Depart from MRY at 9:30 am, arrive to Esalen at approximately 1:00 pm
Depart from MRY at 3:00 pm, arrive to Esalen at approximately 7:00 pm

From the Monterey Regional Airport to Pfeiffer Canyon Trail:

Depart from MRY at 12 noon with a second shuttle at the southside of the trail.

Return Times

From Esalen to the Monterey Regional Airport via Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd: Depart from Esalen at 1:00 pm, arrive to MRY at approximately 5:00 pm.

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle service to Esalen is offered on Friday and Sunday, coinciding with our workshop schedules.

Shuttle Pick Up Location

Please meet the shuttle outside of baggage claim at the Monterey airport.

Shuttle Pricing

$80 from Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)

Price listed includes round-trip transportation and is payable upon arrival to Esalen. No discount applies if return trip is unused. Return service must be confirmed with the Esalen office at least 48 hours prior to departure.

Please note: Esalen's standard shuttle service from San Francisco and San Jose airports is currently not available. A shuttle is available from the Monterery Regional Airport and guests flying in to San Francisco or San Jose can utilize The Monterey Airbus for transportation to Monterey. For those who fly into San Francisco or San Jose, we recommend The Monterey Airbus for transportation to the Monterey airport, and from there taking the Esalen shuttle. Schedules and rates can be found at or by calling 831-373-7777. Please make sure that you schedule a trip to the Monterey  Reigonal Airport, as the airbus makes multiple stops in Monterey.

Making or Canceling a Reservation

Reservations for the shuttle van can be made when booking a workshop reservation online, or on the phone with the Esalen Reservations staff at least 48 hours before the departure date. Return service must be confirmed with the Esalen office at least 48 hours prior to departure.

Although there is no charge for canceling a shuttle reservation, we ask that you provide at least 48 hours notice.


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