Directions from Berkeley to Santa Cruz

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Recommended option

BART, bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond
  2. 6725 / ...

$16 - $33

3 alternative options

BART, Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. 17

$18 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 76 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 76 miles

$110 - $150

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, 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 Diridon Station in around 3 h 26 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
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
POOL
$85 - $110
ASSIST
$110 - $150
uberX
$110 - $150
WAV
$110 - $150
uberXL
$170 - $220
SELECT
$240 - $300
BLACK
$340 - $420
SUV
$370 - $460

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Berkeley and Santa Cruz is 102 km. The road distance is 122 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz, including transfers.