There are 5 ways to get from Aptos to San Francisco by bus, train, car 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.

Recommended option

Line 71 bus, bus, Caltrain  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Soquel Dr & Aptos Creek Rd to Santa Cruz Metro Center 71
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$14 - $36

4 alternative options

Line 71 bus, bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Soquel Dr & Aptos Creek Rd to Santa Cruz Metro Center 71
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$16 - $49

Bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...

$16 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Aptos to San Francisco 79.9 miles

$7 - $12

Uber  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Aptos to San Francisco 79.9 miles

$120 - $160

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

You can take a bus from Aptos to San Francisco via Santa Cruz Metro Center, Santa Cruz, Ca, and San Jose, Ca in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Soquel Dr & Aptos Creek Rd to Santa Cruz Metro Center
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aptos to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$90 - $120
ASSIST
$120 - $160
uberX
$120 - $160
WAV
$120 - $160
uberXL
$180 - $230
SELECT
$250 - $320
BLACK
$350 - $440
SUV
$390 - $490

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Aptos and San Francisco is 100 km. The road distance is 128 km.

The cheapest way to get from Aptos to San Francisco is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Aptos to San Francisco is to drive which takes 1 h 28 min and costs $7 - $12.

No, there is no direct bus from Aptos to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Soquel Dr & Aptos Creek Rd and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Santa Cruz, Ca and San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Aptos to San Francisco, including transfers.