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Flying into Beautiful Carmel

Rated one of the top 10 U.S. tourist destinations year after year, Carmel in sunny California offers visitors white sandy beaches, shops, restaurants, wine tasting, art galleries, performing arts, and more. Carmel-by-the-Sea is a European-style village where everything is within walking distance of your hotel. 
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How Do I Book a Flight to Carmel?

The nearest airport to Carmel is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). Located just four miles from Carmel in nearby Monterey, MRY offers domestic flights by several national airlines including United Airlines and US Airways. Flights to Monterey from New York City average $449 USD RT, while flights here from Phoenix average $227 USD RT.

What is the Airport Like?

Sixteen airlines operate out of MRY and offer nonstop flights to six cities in the United States. For travelers who need more options, including international flights, the airports in San Francisco and San Jose offer more options. 

Are There Other Airports Nearby?

Major international hubs nearby include San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is a two-hour drive from Carmel, and San Jose International Airport (SJC), which is slightly closer and about a 90-minute drive from Carmel. Both airports offer more flight options and also have car rental agencies on-site for your convenience. Flights to these hubs may be cheaper than to Monterey, so be sure to explore all your options before booking your flight.

How Do I Get to and From the Airport in Monterey?

Check with your hotel to see if its offers complimentary airport shuttle service. Otherwise, you can take a taxi from the airport in Monterey to lodging in Carmel, rent a car at the airport, or book airport shuttle service before your arrival. 

Are There Any Nearby Hotels? 

For travelers with early or late flights who want to stay close to the airport, the Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport offers clean, budget-friendly guest rooms nearby. It is also close to local attractions and just a short drive from Carmel.