Map of Big Sur

Directions to Ventana

Map of Big Sur

Directions to Ventana

Ventana is located in Big Sur, along California’s Central Coast, between Monterey and San Luis Obispo. The hotel is located just off Highway One, 28 miles south of Carmel. The resort is easy to reach via plane and car, with several airports nearby and a major highway seconds away.

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is located just one hour away from Ventana. The airport features daily non-stop flights from Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco, along with connecting flights from hundreds of cities. The airport – with more than 80 daily flights – is serviced by American/American Eagle, Delta/Delta Connections, United/United Express, and US Airways.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately two and a half hours away from Ventana via car. SFO – California’s second-busiest airport and America’s fifth-largest hub – welcomes daily non-stop flights from east coast cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and others. San Francisco International serves as Virgin America’s base and features four large terminals.

Ventana is accessible via car from both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles metro area. The drive from LA to Ventana is approximately five hours, most of which occurs on scenic Highway One. The trip from the San Francisco Bay Area takes approximately two and a half hours, traveling through San Jose, Gilroy and Monterey. Detailed directions are included below.

Please be aware – due to Ventana’s remote location, road closures may occur due to inclement weather or seasonal conditions. For up-to-date information on road conditions and route closures, please contact Ventana at 831.667.2331.

Directions to Ventana:

From the North:

  • Take Hwy 101 south to Hwy 156 in Prunedale
  • Take Hwy 156 west to Hwy 1 in Monterey
  • Follow Hwy 1 south thru Monterey and Carmel
  • Ventana is located 28 miles south of Carmel on the left side of Hwy 1


  • Take Hwy 280 south
  • Get on Hwy 85 south
  • Take Hwy 101 south towards Los Angeles
  • Take Hwy 156 west to Monterey (Hwy 1)
  • Take Hwy 1 south to Monterey and Carmel
  • Ventana is located 28 miles south of Carmel


  • Take Hwy 1 south all the way to Big Sur. This takes much, much longer, but is a beautiful drive.

From the South:

  • Take Highway 1 North to Big Sur

48123 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone: 831.667.2331

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For more detailed directions to Ventana, please call 831.667.2331.