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There are 3 ways to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz by train, bus, night bus, tram or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 17 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 - $20

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 902 tram, bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the night bus from Manteca Wal-Mart Arr to VTA Parkout C Arrive 172 / ...
  2. Take the line 902 tram from Lockheed Martin Station to Santa Clara Station 902 / ...
  3. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$8 - $10

1 alternative option

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 night bus and line 902 tram and bus which costs $7 - $10 and takes 4 h 23 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 17 min and costs $15 - $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 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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There are 108+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manteca to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 72.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 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 a vehicle from Manteca to Santa Cruz via VTA Parkout C Arrive, Lockheed Martin Station, Santa Clara Station, and First & Santa Clara in around 4 h 23 min.

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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
ACE
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Tram from Lockheed Martin Station to Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
San Joaquin Regional Transit
Website
sanjoaquinrtd.com
Night bus from Manteca Wal-Mart Arr to VTA Parkout C Arrive
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sanjoaquinrtd.com

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