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 44 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 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca 6774
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17 / ...

$59 - $158

6 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 36 min

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

$107 - $301

Fly to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 51 min

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

$73 - $355

Fly to Stockton, train, bus  •  6 h 40 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 Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2

$101 - $322

Fly to Monterey, bus  •  6 h 14 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

$95 - $569

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Las Vegas, NV to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace
  4. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$62 - $151

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz 534.2 miles

$50 - $80

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. 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 and Diridon Station in around 12 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Las Vegas to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Las Vegas to Stockton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Las Vegas to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Las Vegas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
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
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
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
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 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 Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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
$6 - $10
Schedules at
mst.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz?

The distance between Las Vegas and Santa Cruz is 622 km. The road distance is 855 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz?

The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz is to fly and shuttle which takes 4 h 44 min and costs $120 - $390.

Is there a direct bus between Las Vegas and Santa Cruz?

No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas, Nv and arriving at Water & Ocean via Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz?

It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz, including transfers.