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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.


*On December 31 MST will provide service FREE beginning at 3PM for those First Nighters who have their FNM button! On New Year's Eve, buses follow a Saturday schedule. Visit or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871) for route and schedule information.

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