There are 5 ways to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz by bus, train, 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 Greyhound USA  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6774 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$6 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus Santa Cruz Metro  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Gilroy Caltrain Station to 1St & Santa Clara 68 / ...
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$5 - $17

3 alternative options

Caltrain, bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Gilroy Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Limited
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$9 - $29

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

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Gilroy to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Gilroy, Ca and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Gilroy to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 25.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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 in around 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Gilroy Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
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
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Gilroy to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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