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There are 5 ways to get from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo by bus, train, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, Caltrain  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station 17 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$20 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station 17 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA

$18 - $31

3 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo 80 miles

$7 - $12

Shuttle, line 292 bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Aptos to SFO Airport
  2. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Bayshore Blvd & Industrial St 292

$60 - $61

Uber  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take an Uber from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo 80 miles

$120 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo. However, there are services departing from Soquel Dr & Aptos Creek Rd and arriving at Sloat Blvd & 45th Ave via Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2, San Jose, CA, Townsend St & 4th St and Phelps St & Jerrold Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Aptos and San Francisco Zoo is 62 miles. The road distance is 80 miles.

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The best way to get from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 5 h 11 min and costs $20 - $27.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo, including transfers.

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Aptos to San Francisco Zoo bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, depart from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 station.

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Aptos to San Francisco Zoo bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aptos to San Francisco Zoo is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to drive from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo.

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There are 546+ hotels available in San Francisco Zoo. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo.
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  • Distance: 62.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Aptos, CA, USA and San Francisco Zoo, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo via Santa Cruz Metro Center, Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2, Diridon Station, San Jose, CA, San Francisco, CA, Townsend St & 4th St, 3rd St & Innes Ave, Phelps St & Jerrold Ave, and Sloat Blvd & 45th Ave in around 5 h 59 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Aptos to SFO Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Book at
santacruzflyer.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Bayshore Blvd & Industrial St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aptos to San Francisco Zoo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$120 - $160
UberX
$120 - $160
WAV
$120 - $160
UberXL
$180 - $240
Select
$260 - $330
Black
$350 - $440
Black SUV
$390 - $490

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