There are 4 ways to get from Milpitas to Santa Cruz by tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 901 tram, bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 901 tram from I-880 Station to Santa Clara Station 901
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Water & Ocean 17

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Milpitas to Santa Cruz 37.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Milpitas to Santa Cruz 37.6 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Milpitas to Santa Cruz 37.6 miles

$60 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Milpitas to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milpitas to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 44 min.

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The distance between Milpitas and Santa Cruz is 32 miles. The road distance is 37.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Milpitas to Santa Cruz without a car is to line 901 tram and bus which takes 2 h 9 min and costs $5 - $7.

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Milpitas to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milpitas to Santa Cruz is 38 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Milpitas to Santa Cruz.

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  • Distance: 32.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

There is no direct connection from Milpitas to Santa Cruz. However, you can take the line 901 tram to Santa Clara Station, take the walk to First & Santa Clara, then take the bus to Water & Ocean. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Santa Cruz.

Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Tram from I-880 Station to Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Milpitas to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$60 - $75
UberX
$60 - $75
WAV
$60 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$160 - $210
Black SUV
$180 - $230
Taxi from Milpitas to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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