There are 8 ways to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz by plane, shuttle, bus, train 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

Fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to San Jose (SJC) LAS - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from SJC Airport to Santa Cruz

$129 - $383

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 52 min

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

$59 - $157

6 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to San Francisco (SFO) LAS - SFO

$107 - $301

Fly to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Oakland (OAK) LAS - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca

$73 - $369

Fly to Monterey, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Monterey (MRY) LAS - MRY
  2. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Santa Cruz Metro Center

$92 - $572

Fly to Stockton, train, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Stockton (SCK) LAS - SCK
  2. Take the train from Lat Lathrop/Manteca Station to Sjd San Jose Station
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca

$101 - $321

Bus, train  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca

$104 - $263

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz 534.2 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz is to fly and shuttle which costs $120 - $390 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Las Vegas and Santa Cruz is 389 miles. The road distance is 534.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas, Nv and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Las Vegas, NV, USA and Santa Cruz, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz via San Jose, Ca in around 12 h 52 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Las Vegas to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Las Vegas to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Las Vegas to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Las Vegas to Stockton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Lat Lathrop/Manteca Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
acerail.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from SJC Airport to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Book at
santacruzflyer.com
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 Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
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
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
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
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Santa Cruz Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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