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There are 4 ways to get from Mountain View to Boulder Creek by train, bus, taxi or car

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Caltrain, bus, line 35 bus

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center
  3. Take the line 35 bus from Cavallaro Transit Center to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave

Line 22 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & 1st
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Mountain View to Boulder Creek

Drive

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Boulder Creek

Mountain View to Boulder Creek by train and bus

The journey time between Mountain View and Boulder Creek is around 2h 43m and covers a distance of around 48 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 12m. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 43m. Operated by Caltrain, Santa Cruz Metro and Amtrak, the Mountain View to Boulder Creek service departs from Mountain View Caltrain and arrives in Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave. Typically 59 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 31m
Layover time:
1h 12m
Total time:
2h 43m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 43m
Journey distance:
48 miles
Services per week:
59
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:18
Last service departs at:
21:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mountain View to Boulder Creek train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Mountain View to Boulder Creek is to drive, which costs $3 - $5 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mountain View to Boulder Creek is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mountain View to Boulder Creek. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Castro and arriving at Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave via Santa Clara & 2nd, Diridon Station and Cavallaro Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Mountain View and Boulder Creek is 18 miles. The road distance is 30.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Boulder Creek without a car is to Caltrain and bus and line 35 bus which takes 3h 8m and costs $4 - $13.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Mountain View to Boulder Creek, including transfers.

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Mountain View to Boulder Creek bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Castro station.

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Mountain View to Boulder Creek bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Cavallaro Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mountain View to Boulder Creek is 31 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Mountain View to Boulder Creek.

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  • Distance: 18.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

What companies run services between Mountain View, Santa Clara County, CA, USA and Boulder Creek, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Mountain View to Boulder Creek via Santa Clara & 2nd, Santa Clara & Cahill, Diridon Station, and Cavallaro Transit Center in around 3h 50m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Mountain View Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$2 - $3
One-way Adult
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Cavallaro Transit Center to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Scotts Valley, CA
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & 1st
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Taxi from Mountain View to Boulder Creek
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Taxi San Jose
Phone
+1 408-459-8010
Website
taxisanjose.com

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