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Getting to Post Ranch

Post Ranch Inn, located on the Big Sur coast off Highway 1, is 30 miles south of Carmel, 150 miles south of San Francisco and 325 miles north of Los Angeles. The closest airport is Monterey, about a 45-minute drive to Post Ranch. Guests can also fly into San Jose Airport or San Francisco Airport and drive to Post Ranch.

Reservations:
1 (888) 524-4787 or (831)-667-2200

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Directions From:




Northbound

FROM LOS ANGELES
(325 MILES, 6-7 HOURS)

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  • Take 405 North
  • Take Ventura Freeway West (101)
  • At San Luis Obispo, take Highway 1 North toward Morro Bay/Hearst Castle
  • Continue north on Highway 1 past San Simeon, Ragged Point and Lucia. Post Ranch is about 45 minutes past Lucia. The entrance is accessed from the left turn lane.
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Southbound

FROM SAN FRANCISCO
(150 MILES, 3 HOURS)

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  • Take Highway 101 South
  • Follow 101 to Highway 156 West, Monterey Peninsula Exit
  • Highway 156 merges into Highway 1 South
  • Continue on Highway 1 past Monterey & Carmel
The drive from Carmel to Big Sur is about 30 miles or 45 minutes. Post Ranch is located on the west, the right side of the highway.

OR

  • Go south on Highway 280
  • Get on Highway 85 South
  • Take 101 South towards Los Angeles
  • Continue south past Gilroy & Prunedale
  • Take Highway 156 West, Monterey Peninsula Exit
  • Highway 156 merges into Highway 1 South
  • Continue on Highway 1 past Monterey & Carmel
The drive from Carmel to Big Sur is about 30 miles or 45 minutes. Post Ranch is located on the west, the right side of the highway.

OR

Take Highway 1 south to Big Sur. (It takes a bit longer, but it’s a beautiful drive.)
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Airports

FROM MONTEREY PENINSULA AIRPORT
(37 MILES, 45 MINUTES)

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  • When leaving the airport on Olmsted Road, turn right onto Highway 68
  • Follow the signs to Highway 1 South, Big Sur
  • Stay on Highway 1 through Carmel, drive about 30 miles to Big Sur
  • Turn right into the entrance of Post Ranch. (From Carmel, the drive is about 45 minutes.)

FROM SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT
(139 MILES, 2.5 HOURS)

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  • Take Highway 101 South (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Follow 101 to Highway 156 West, Monterey Peninsula Exit (95 miles)
  • Highway 156 merges into Highway One South
  • Follow Highway 1 past Carmel into Big Sur
  • Turn right into the entrance of Post Ranch. (From Carmel, the drive is about 45 minutes.)
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FROM NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSE AIRPORT
(108 MILES, 2 HOURS)

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  • When leaving the airport, follow signs to Highway 101 South
  • Follow 101 South to Highway 156 West, Monterey Peninsula Exit (50 miles)
  • Highway 156 will become Highway One South
  • Follow Highway 1 past Carmel into Big Sur
  • Turn right into the entrance of Post Ranch. (From Carmel, the drive is about 45 minutes.)