Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


The following is helpful information about transportation to and from airports as well as how to get around Monterey when you don't have your own vehicle.

To and From Airports—Monterey Airbus

The Monterey Airbus is a shared-ride airport shuttle service that operates between Monterey and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as well as the San Jose International Airport (SJC). The shuttle drops passengers off at Calle Principal, just two blocks from the MIIS campus and walking distance to several local hotels. This is a reliable and affordable option. Visit the Monterey Airbus website to view schedules, rates and book your reservation at a discounted price.

Nearby Airports

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (approximately 115 mi or 185 km from campus)

San Jose International Airport (SJC) (approximately 75 mi or 120 km from campus)

Monterey Regional Airport 

You can also opt to fly to the Monterey Airport from the San Francisco or San Jose International Airports. You will need to book an additional flight. Be aware that this is a more expensive option; flights from San Francisco and San Jose International Airports can cost up to $100 U.S. dollars or more. In addition you will still need to arrange transportation from the Monterey Airport to your hotel, apartment or to the school.


For a taxi you may want to try this Yellow Cab taxi service. You can also arrange pick up at the Monterey airport and they can take you directly to your hotel if you prefer to get settled before checking in at campus.