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

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

Line 901 tram, bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 901 tram from Great Mall Station to Santa Clara Station 901
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 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

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 Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Santa Cruz.

Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Tram from Great Mall Station to Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
31 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 Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$60 - $75
uberX
$60 - $75
WAV
$60 - $75
uberXL
$85 - $110
SELECT
$120 - $160
BLACK
$160 - $210
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milpitas and Santa Cruz is 52 km. The road distance is 60 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Milpitas to Santa Cruz, including transfers.