There are 4 ways to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz by subway, 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.

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BART, bus  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley to Hayward
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 17

$16 - $47

3 alternative options

BART, Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley to Millbrae
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 17

$18 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Berkeley to Santa Cruz 76 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Berkeley to Santa Cruz 76 miles

$110 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Berkeley and Santa Cruz is 64 miles. The road distance is 76 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 63.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Berkeley, CA, USA and Santa Cruz, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Berkeley to Santa Cruz. However, you can take the BART to Hayward, take the walk to Hayward, Ca, take the bus to San Jose, Ca, then take the bus to Santa Cruz, Ca. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Berkeley to Santa Cruz via Millbrae, Millbrae Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, and San Jose, Ca in around 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley to Hayward
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Berkeley to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$110 - $150
UberX
$110 - $150
WAV
$110 - $150
UberXL
$170 - $220
Select
$250 - $310
Black
$340 - $420
Black SUV
$370 - $470

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