There are 5 ways to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz by train, bus, subway, 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.
Train, bus • 2 h 52 min
$27 - $51
BART, line 181 bus, bus • 3 h 9 min
$10 - $16
3 alternative options
Bus • 4 h 10 min
$16 - $31
Drive • 1 h 27 min
$7 - $11
Uber • 1 h 27 min
$110 - $150
Questions & Answers
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 costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 27 min.
No, there is no direct bus from Berkeley to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Shattuck Av:Center St and arriving at Water & Ocean via Oakland, Ca and Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.
The distance between Berkeley and Santa Cruz is 64 miles. The road distance is 76 miles.
The best way to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $27 - $55.
It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Berkeley to Santa Cruz, including transfers.
Berkeley to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.
Berkeley to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Water & Ocean station.
Yes, the driving distance between Berkeley to Santa Cruz is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Berkeley to Santa Cruz.
There are 109+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $85 USD per night.
What companies run services between Berkeley, CA, USA and Santa Cruz, CA, USA?
You can take a bus from Berkeley to Santa Cruz via Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and Diridon Station in around 4 h 10 min.
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.
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 28 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $24 - $50
- Coach Seat
- $24 - $35
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $40 - $65
- Business Coach Seat
- $30 - $50
- $140 - $190
Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 15 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- $11 - $24
- $11 - $16
- $19 - $24
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