Salinas is located 15 miles inland from Monterey Bay, 325 miles north of Los Angeles, and 106 miles south of San Francisco.
The Salinas Municipal Airport has a lighted 6,000-foot runway. Commercial airlines serve at the nearby, Monterey Regional Airport.
Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) operates local bus service; Monterey-Salinas AirBus offers connections to San Jose and San Francisco airports; Greyhound offers service to all major cities.
The major north-south freeway, US-101, bisects Salinas. State highways 68 and 183 connect with scenic Highway 1 accessing the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding cities.
Union Pacific’s main line has daily Amtrak service which runs through Salinas; with a stop at the new Intermodal Transportation Center.