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Cheap Flights to Monterey

Popular in December High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price R18 978 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from R962 From Johannesburg to Monterey
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Monterey flights by month

January
R16 452
February
R16 349
March
R16 313
April
R17 700
May
R15 845
June
R16 326
July
R18 835
August
R18 427
September
R17 629
October
R17 071
November
R16 513
December
R16 095
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Monterey is May. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Monterey?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - SFO
Price
R15 845 - R21 720
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 120 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.

When is the best time to book a flight to Monterey?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Monterey, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Monterey?

The cheapest day to fly to Monterey is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Monterey?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Monterey trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

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

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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