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There are 4 ways to get from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 294 bus, line 250 bus, Caltrain, bus, line 35 bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the line 294 bus from Main / Miramontes to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr 294
  2. Take the line 250 bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 7 to 1st Ave & B St. 250 / ...
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Mateo Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain L1 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center 17
  5. Take the line 35 bus from Cavallaro Transit Center to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave 35

3 alternative options

Line 17 bus, taxi  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the line 17 bus from Main St & Miramontes St to Stage Rd & Pescadero Creek Rd 17
  2. Take a taxi from Stage Rd & Pescadero Creek Rd to Boulder Creek

Taxi  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek 45.3 miles

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek 45.3 miles

Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek by bus and train

The journey time between Half Moon Bay and Boulder Creek is around 5h 50m and covers a distance of around 86 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 46m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by SamTrans, Caltrain, Santa Cruz Metro and others, the Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek service departs from Main / Miramontes and arrives in Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 4m
Layover time:
2h 46m
Total time:
5h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 35m
Journey distance:
86 miles
Services per week:
45
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:15
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek bus and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $250 - $300 and takes 1h 3m.

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The distance between Half Moon Bay and Boulder Creek is 29 miles. The road distance is 45.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek without a car is to line 294 bus and line 250 bus and Caltrain and bus and line 35 bus which takes 5h 41m and costs $9 - $26.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek is 45 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek.

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  • Distance: 28.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Half Moon Bay, CA, USA and Boulder Creek, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Half Moon Bay to Boulder Creek. However, you can take the line 294 bus to W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 7, take the line 250 bus to 1st Ave & B St., take the walk to San Mateo Caltrain, take the Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain, take the walk to Diridon Station, take the bus to Cavallaro Transit Center, then take the line 35 bus to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave. Alternatively, you can take the line 17 bus to Stage Rd & Pescadero Creek Rd then take the taxi to Boulder Creek.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Mateo Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $4
One-way Adult
$7 - $9
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Main / Miramontes to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 7 to 1st Ave & B St.
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Main St & Miramontes St to Stage Rd & Pescadero Creek Rd
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Cavallaro Transit Center to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Scotts Valley, CA
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Stage Rd & Pescadero Creek Rd to Boulder Creek
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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