Most participants, and nearly all traveling from overseas, will likely fly into San Francisco International Airport, which is 110 miles to the north. United Express/Skywest operates flights from SFO to Monterey Peninsula Airport, 8 miles north of Asilomar, with relatively frequent connections. From there both taxis and public transportation are available to Asilomar. Details can be found on the Asilomar web site, as indicated below.
One can travel to Asilomar by car, and this is a good option for those wanting to see nearby areas like Big Sur while visiting California. However, we strongly recommend against driving after a long flight, when tired. If you do drive, be aware that traffic can be heavy on the San Francisco peninsula during rush hours. At SFO, rental car companies are housed together in a facility accessible by the airport train. Just follow the signs.
An alternative airport is San Jose International Airport, approximately 75 miles north of Asilomar. There are no direct connecting flights from this airport to Monterey.
An excellent option from either the San Francisco or San Jose airports is the Monterey-Salinas Airbus, which will take you directly to Asilomar. The online reservation rates are $45 and $35, respectively, one way. Surcharges for luggage beyond one suitcase and a carry-on may apply. Further information is provided on the Asilomar web site. A direct link is also given below.