Created in 1936, Monterey Regional Airport is three miles (5 km) southeast of Monterey, in Monterey County, California, United States.
MRY is operated by the Monterey Peninsula Airport District. It covers an area of 496 acres (201 ha).
The Monterey Peninsula is one of the greatest places where land, sea and sky meet. It is known as an ideal vacation and business destination, with hotel, bed-and-breakfast and motel accommodations for any budget and lifestyle. Of particular interest is Monterey's Convention Center, its famous Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fishermen's Wharf, 17-mile drive, Laguna Seca Raceway and The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Monterey County is home to the Arts and Culture, offering first-rate art galleries, museums, theaters, wine estates, historic sites, guided tours and walks, whale watching and fishing, family adventure and last, not least, the spectacular scenery of the Salinas Valley, Pebble Beach, and Big Sur, which include the towns of Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Marina, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Soledad, Monterey, Moss Landing and Seaside.
MRY Airport Stats & Facts
- Monterey Airport was known as the Monterey Peninsula Airport until the board of directors renamed it on September 14, 2011.
- MRY Airport is located within City limits of Monterey - adjacent to the Fair Grounds, and only 5 miles SE from the business District. It is and is accessible from Hwy 1 (take the Hwy 68 East exit), drive 1.5 miles on Hwy 68 and at the second light turn left on Olmsted Road; drive straight on to Airport one minute away.
- MRY has installed 2,354 solar panels, taking the Airport 95 percent off the grid.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
- To make the journey hassle-free, travelers are advised to print the boarding passes ahead of arrival or plan for mobile boarding. Also, don’t forget to carry a photo identity.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the Monterey Airport Map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped-off and picked up at the curbside outside the terminal building.
- However, drivers should make sure to not leave their vehicles unattended or stop for long at the curbside.
- Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Monterey Airport.
- Departing flight status has the lists of scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at MRY here.
The Monterey Regional Airport’s terminal opens 4:00 AM until the arrival of the last flight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
To see the terminal location, and for more information please refer to the MRY Terminal Map here.
Four airlines serve Monterey Regional Airport - Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Allegiant Air, and United Express.
$2.00 per half hour
$24.00 maximum per 24 hours
$1.00 per hour for the first three hours (first day only)
$13.00 per day after three hours
$13.00 per each additional 0-24 hours
First 30 minutes free for Premium Parking
$3.00 for each half hour
$24.00 maximum per 24 hours
Passengers can easily travel to their destinations from the airport by opting for the most convenient mode - Rental Cars, Taxis, Public Transportation, etc.
All rental car agency counters are located on the first floor of the terminal building, next to baggage claim. The airport offers a variety of car rental providers and convenient access to rental car service from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
There are multiple taxicab companies that currently serve the airport. Taxis serving the Monterey Regional Airport are regulated by the Monterey County Regional Taxi Authority.
The Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) provides bus service to and from the airport.
Amenities & Services
Monterey Regional Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
Phone: (831) 648 7000 /fax 373-2625
Monterey Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1936, the Monterey Regional Airport was created.
- In 1941 local communities formed the Monterey Peninsula Airport District and acquired land to build an airport.
- On May 23, 1943, World War II intervened, and the U.S. Navy leased the land, opening Naval Auxiliary Air Station Monterey. The Navy remained at the airport until 1972.
- In 1968 predecessor Air West Boeing 727-100s (formerly flown by Pacific Air Lines) flew nonstop to Los Angeles and direct to Las Vegas.
- Starting in November, 2012, Allegiant planned to fly Boeing 757-200s nonstop to Honolulu.