There are 4 ways to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 23 bus, bus  •  2h 22m

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

$4 - $12

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Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cupertino to Santa Cruz 30.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Cupertino to Santa Cruz 30.8 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  38 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cupertino to Santa Cruz 30.8 miles

$50 - $60

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cupertino to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Stevens Creek & De Anza and arriving at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 via First & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Cupertino and Santa Cruz is 24 miles. The road distance is 30.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cupertino to Santa Cruz without a car is to line 23 bus and bus which takes 2h 22m and costs $4 - $12.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m 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 & De Anza 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 38 min to drive from Cupertino to Santa Cruz.

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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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 22m.

Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Santa Clara & 1st
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Cupertino to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $60
Assist
$50 - $60
UberX
$50 - $60
WAV
$50 - $60
Comfort
$70 - $80
UberXL
$75 - $90
Select
$110 - $130
Black
$150 - $170
Black SUV
$170 - $200
Taxi from Cupertino to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Green Cab
Phone
+1 408-452-8888
Website
sjgreencab.com

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