Big Sur travel guide

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You're Going to Love Big Sur

With a population of 1,000, Big Sur is a must-see destination in California, United States.

Where to Eat in Big Sur

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn (47900 State Highway 1) and Homestead Restaurant at Big Sur Lodge (47225 Highway 1) are great picks.

When to visit Big Sur

Big Sur in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 1394
1 night at 3-star hotel
Big Sur in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 1394
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Big Sur in August, when the average temperature is 18 °C, and the highest can go up to 25 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 216 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Big Sur, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Big Sur

Plane

Although Big Sur doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 122 km from Big Sur. The shortest flight to Big Sur from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 30h 01m.

Car

Another option to get to Big Sur is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 177 km from Big Sur. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Dollar, among others, in San Francisco.

Plane

Although Big Sur doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 122 km from Big Sur. The shortest flight to Big Sur from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 30h 01m.

Car

Another option to get to Big Sur is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 177 km from Big Sur. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Dollar, among others, in San Francisco.

Airports near Big Sur

Airlines serving Big Sur

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Big Sur

Hiring a car in Big Sur

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in Big Sur (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69.

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in Big Sur (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69.