Directions

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located in Monterey at the west end of historic Cannery Row, just minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. Monterey is approximately 125 miles (208 km) south of San Francisco and 360 miles (600 km) north of Los Angeles.

Google map of Monterey Bay Aquarium

Trolley

Hop aboard an MST trolley for a fast, fun and free ride to the Aquarium with two different routes to choose from. Park in Monterey's downtown parking garage and beat the traffic—plus you can ride as long or as often as you like!
Free direct trolley to the Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Direct Trolley

Ride directly to the Aquarium with one stop at Steinbeck Plaza on Cannery Row.

  • May 28–July 1
    Weekends (Sat.–Sun. & Holidays) 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • July 2–Aug. 21
    Daily (Mon.–Sun.) 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Aug. 22–Sept. 5
    Weekends (Sat.–Sun. & Holidays) 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Monterey Free Trolley

MST Trolley Monterey

See the sites with stops in downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Aquarium.

  • May 28–June 30
    Daily (Mon.–Sun.) 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • July 1–Sept. 5
    Weekdays (Mon–Fri.) 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • July 1–Sept. 5
    Weekends (Sat.–Sun. & Holidays) 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Where to Catch the Trolley

Parking is available in the Downtown East Garage at 340 Tyler Street in Monterey for a flat fee of $7 for the entire day. There's a trolley pick-up point located just outside this garage and more in downtown Monterey.

Find more trolley details and route map (PDF)

Parking

Visit the City of Monterey's Parking Division website for extensive information on parking options, public transportation within the area and RV parking.

Parking Garages and Lots

There are several pay parking options near the Aquarium, including:

Cannery Row Parking Garage

Cannery Row Parking Garage
601 Foam St. (between Hoffman Ave. and Prescott Ave.)

Cannery Row Parking Lot
Cannery Row Parking Lot
160 Irving Ave. (between Foam St. and Wave St.)

Metered Parking

Limited metered parking is available on the surrounding streets. Free parking is difficult to find around the Aquarium.

Bicycle Parking

There is free bicycle parking across the street from the Aquarium's main entrance, near the bus turnaround. Additional bike racks are available along the recreational trail. The Aquarium is located directly on the beautiful Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. Please visit the Bicycling Monterey website for bike maps and other information.

Disabled Access

The Aquarium strives to be fully accessible to the disabled. Public parking is not offered on site, but guests with disabilities may park for free on surrounding streets at any metered parking space by displaying a disabled person or disabled veteran placard or license plate. More public parking options are available on the City of Monterey's Disabled Persons Parking web page or by calling (831) 646-3953. A passenger drop-off/pick-up zone is located by the Aquarium's main entrance. Learn more about our accessibility options.

Air Travel

The Monterey Peninsula Airport offers the convenience of a small, friendly airport with direct connections to several major cities. Please visit the Fly Monterey website for flight schedules and more information.

The San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose airports are within a two-hour drive.