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First Night Monterey 2020

FIRST NIGHT BUSES AND WHERE TO PARK

The Bus

Part of the First Night Monterey experience is taking the First Night bus, and MST makes it easy! MST BUSES ARE FREE WHEN YOU WEAR YOUR FIRST NIGHT ADMISSION BUTTON*, thanks to the generosity of MST! FNM urges patrons in all Monterey Peninsula cities to ride the bus to First Night.

PARK AND SHUTTLE     (See MST Map of Route)

Note: FNM does not provide valet parking. The FNM footprint is closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles (except when walked) and dogs.
If you come by car,

  • Park and lock your car at the Del Monte Shopping Center, near Macy's Furniture Gallery (Map)
  • FREE buses will pick you up at MST bus stop kiosk in front of the Macy's Furniture Gallery every 15 minutes beginning at 3PM
  • Buses will take you to the downtown Monterey MST Transit Center at Alvarado and Pearl (Simoneau Plaza)
  • Catch the bus back to Del Monte Center at the Simoneau Plaza Transit Center anytime before 1AM (Map)

If you choose to ride your bicycle, there is bicycle parking near the shuttle bus stop at Del Monte Center, where you can catch a late-night bus to return home. There are also bicycle racks located throughout downtown Monterey along Alvarado Street - and including larger racks at the Sports Center, near Peet's, near Aquarian bicycles and near Pino's at the end of Portola Plaza, as well as at both wharves. Please be courteous and walk your bike within the FNM footprint. Bicycles are not permitted inside any venue.

Lock your vehicles and keep packages out of sight. First Night is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

RIDE THE BUS FREE TO & FROM FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY:


Getting to First Night Monterey:

For those wearing First Night buttons, free rides are available on all operating MST lines beginning at 3PM. MST will operate a Saturday schedule on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019.

Getting home from the Monterey Transit Plaza:
  • NEW MONTEREY: Board line 1 with last trip at 7:00PM. Board line 2 with last trip at 12:30AM.
  • PACIFIC GROVE: For service to Forest Hill and downtown Pacific Grove, board lines 1 or 2. Last bus departs on line 1 at 7:00PM and on line 2 at 12:30AM.
  • CARMEL: Board line 24 Carmel Rancho with the last trip departing at 12:30AM. There will be no late night trips to Carmel Valley.
  • SEASIDE & SAND CITY: Board JAZZ A Sand City via Hilby with the last trip departing at 2:30AM or board JAZZ B Sand City via Broadway with the last trip departing at 12:30AM.
  • MARINA & SALINAS: For direct service to Salinas via Marina, board line 20 departing at 12:30AM. Service to the CSUMB Visitors Center, Preston Park, and Schoonover Park are available upon request for this trip only. Line 20 will operate from Sand City Station until 2:49AM. Board JAZZ A at Monterey Transit Plaza to connect to line 20 service.
  • DEL MONTE CENTER (Park & Ride): Direct service to and from the Monterey Transit Plaza in downtown Monterey begins at 3:00PM. with the last trip departing the Monterey Transit Plaza to Del Monte Center at 1:12AM.

    Use MST RealTime tools (text, phone, or Transit app) for up-to-the-minute bus arrival information. You can also visit : www.mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871)

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