• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 4 ways to get from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz by tram, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Line 901 tram, bus  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the line 901 tram from Great Mall Station to Santa Clara Station 901
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Water & Ocean 17

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  44m

  1. Take a taxi from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz 37 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  44m

  1. Drive from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz 37 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  44m

  1. Take an Uber from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz 37 miles

$55 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 44m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 44m.

More details

The distance between Great Mall of the Bay Area and Santa Cruz is 32 miles. The road distance is 37 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz without a car is to line 901 tram and bus which takes 2h 22m and costs $5 - $8.

More details

It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz is 37 miles. It takes approximately 44m to drive from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz.

Get driving directions

There are 120+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $123 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 31.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

What companies run services between Great Mall of the Bay Area, CA, USA and Santa Cruz, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz. However, you can take the walk to Great Mall Station, take the line 901 tram to Santa Clara Station, take the walk to First & Santa Clara, then take the bus to Water & Ocean. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Santa Cruz.

Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Tram from Great Mall Station to Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $65
Assist
$55 - $65
UberX
$55 - $65
WAV
$55 - $65
Comfort
$80 - $95
UberXL
$90 - $105
Select
$130 - $150
Black
$170 - $200
Black SUV
$200 - $230
Taxi from Great Mall of the Bay Area to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
44m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Green Cab
Phone
+1 408-452-8888
Website
sjgreencab.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Thanksgiving 2018: How to travel stress-free, French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options? and How to get from Stansted Airport into central London - to help you get the most out of your next trip.