Cheap flights to Monterey

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Flights to Monterey in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR14 245Average for return flights in October 2021
Return fromR9 802From Johannesburg to San Francisco

Can I fly to Monterey Regional from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Monterey Regional

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Monterey Regional.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Monterey Regional.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Monterey Regional.

Can I fly back to South Africa from Monterey Regional?

Returning to South Africa from Monterey Regional

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Monterey Regional must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Monterey Regional are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

When is the best time to fly to Monterey?

Average Monterey flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month



R13 686 - R18 537



11 - 17 °C



0 - 112 mm

Peak Season:

Monterey’s peak season takes place during California’s summer months of June to September. Hotel and flight costs will be at their yearly high during this season, so it is best to book well ahead of time to find the best deal. The majority of the local festivals take place between these months, which acts as an attraction for many of the visitors to the area. Festivals such as the Monterey Beer Festival, “Ink by the Bay” Tattoo Convention, and CIF State Golf Championship all take place in June, and attract the largest international crowds.

Off Season:

From December to March, the off season takes over, as much of the locals will be focused on their festive holidays. However, the flight costs and hotel room prices will be at their yearly low.

Shoulder Season:

The pre-summer months of April to September see pleasant temperatures of around 15-18°C. Festivals and events start to pick up, and visitors can expect to enjoy the likes of The Steinbeck Film Festival in May, or the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival in April. It is always ideal to book tickets and hotel rooms in advance to beat the price increases.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Monterey?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Monterey. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Monterey overview

The Californian city of Monterey is located in the north-west of the State, and rests on the coast with the Pacific Ocean. Throughout the city’s history, it has been a key settlement for both the Spain and Mexico. The city is brimming with attractions, restaurants, and unique shopping opportunities, as well as a selection of festivals all year round.

Packed with historical, cultural, and fun attractions, Monterey has something for everyone. For the sightseers, Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the most popular local sites, and is brimming with exotic aquatic life. Families travelling with young ones can visit the Monterey County Youth Museum, which has plenty of fun and interactive activities.

Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs await the more mature visitors when night descends, and there is everything from jazz nights, to comedy clubs and dancing. There is also plenty of shopping to be had no matter the time of day, with an array of shopping streets as well as more unique local markets.

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Getting around Monterey Regional

Plenty of the local attractions and entertainment around the city is within walking distance, and is a great way to sightsee. There are dozens of taxi companies for hire, as well as a public bus service.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The closest airport to Monterey is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). There are car rental kiosks available throughout the airport, as well as shuttle bus services. Direct travel from the airport to the city is possible via the US-101.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Monterey?

Booking a flight to Monterey Regional (MRY) is your only option if you intend on flying to Monterey. It is only a 5,1 km journey from Monterey Regional to Monterey’s city centre.