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There are 5 ways to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz by bus, train, taxi, 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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Line 54 bus, Caltrain, bus  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the line 54 bus from Hollenbeck & Grand Coullee to Frances & Olson 54
  2. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  3. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$9 - $16

Cheapest option

Line 23 bus, bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the line 23 bus from Stevens Creek & Bandley to Santa Clara & 1st 23 / ...
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$5 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  38m

  1. Take a taxi from Cupertino to Santa Cruz 30.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  38m

  1. Drive from Cupertino to Santa Cruz 30.7 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  38m

  1. Take an Uber from Cupertino to Santa Cruz 30.7 miles

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cupertino to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Stevens Creek & Bandley and arriving at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 via First & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Cupertino and Santa Cruz is 24 miles. The road distance is 30.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz without a car is to line 54 bus and Caltrain and bus which takes 2h 23m and costs $9 - $16.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Cupertino to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from Stevens Creek & Bandley station.

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Cupertino to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cupertino to Santa Cruz is 31 miles. It takes approximately 38m to drive from Cupertino to Santa Cruz.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

You can take a bus from Cupertino to Santa Cruz via Santa Clara & 1st and First & Santa Clara in around 2h 34m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Hollenbeck & Grand Coullee to Frances & Olson
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Stevens Creek & Bandley to Santa Clara & 1st
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cupertino to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $65
Assist
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$130 - $180
Black SUV
$150 - $200
Taxi from Cupertino to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
38m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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