There are 2 ways to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Lat Lathrop/Manteca Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17 / ...

$15 - $37

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Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Manteca to Santa Cruz 96.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Manteca and Santa Cruz is 73 miles. The road distance is 96.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $15 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manteca to Santa Cruz is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from Manteca to Santa Cruz.

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The nearest airport to Santa Cruz is San Jose (SJC) Airport which is 28.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Monterey (MRY) (28.7 miles), San Francisco (SFO) (48.8 miles), Oakland (OAK) (52.3 miles) and Sacramento (SMF) (121.8 miles).

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There are 129+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 72.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Manteca, CA, USA and Santa Cruz, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Manteca to Santa Cruz. However, you can take the train to Sjd San Jose Station, take the walk to Diridon Station, then take the bus to Water & Ocean. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Santa Cruz.

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
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Greyhound USA
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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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