Duration 48 min
Distance 36 miles
Average price $45
Possible routes 4 found

Gilroy to Santa Cruz

Rome2rio has found 4 ways to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz by train, bus, taxi and car. We recommend taking the train from Gilroy Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain and then taking the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean, which takes around 2h 15m. Alternatively, driving from Gilroy to Santa Cruz is the cheapest option and takes around 48 min. While taking the taxi from Gilroy to Santa Cruz is the fastest option and takes around 48 min.

Recommended route

Caltrain, bus

  1. Gilroy Caltrain
    Limited
  2. Diridon Station
    17
  3. Santa Cruz
2h 15m
$9 - $16
Alternative routes

Bus

  1. Monterey & 5th
    68
  2. Diridon Station
    17
  3. Santa Cruz
3h 9m
$4 - $12

Taxi

  1. Gilroy
    36.2 miles
  2. Santa Cruz
Fastest
48 min
$120 - $150

Drive

  1. Gilroy
    36.2 miles
  2. Santa Cruz
48 min
Cheapest
$3 - $6

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Gilroy to Santa Cruz? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gilroy to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Monterey & 5th and arriving at Water & Ocean via Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 9m.

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The distance between Gilroy and Santa Cruz is 26 miles. The road distance is 36 miles.

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The best way to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 2h 15m and costs $9 - $16.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Gilroy to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from Monterey & 5th station.

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Gilroy to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Water & Ocean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gilroy to Santa Cruz is 36 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Gilroy to Santa Cruz.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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How to travel from Gilroy to Santa Cruz

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Gilroy to Santa Cruz right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Gilroy and Santa Cruz?

You can take a bus from Gilroy to Santa Cruz via San Jose Diridon Station and Diridon Station in around 3h 9m.
Operators
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

Santa Cruz, United States

Santa Cruz is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California. As of 2013 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Santa Cruz's population at 62,864. - Wikipedia

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