There are 3 ways to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz by bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6774 / ...
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17 / ...

$5 - $43

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gilroy to Santa Cruz 36 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Gilroy to Santa Cruz 36 miles

$3 - $6

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

You can take a bus from Gilroy to Santa Cruz via San Jose, Ca and First & Santa Clara in around 2 h 1 min.

Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
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 Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Gilroy Caltrain Station to 1St & Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to E San Fernando / 1st Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Gilroy, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Taxi from Gilroy to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gilroy to Santa Cruz?

The distance between Gilroy and Santa Cruz is 41 km. The road distance is 58 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz?

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

Is there a direct bus between Gilroy and Santa Cruz?

No, there is no direct bus from Gilroy to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Gilroy, Ca and arriving at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 via First & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz?

It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz, including transfers.