There are 5 ways to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz by train, 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

Caltrain, bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17 / ...

$6 - $26

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & 2Nd 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mountain View to Santa Cruz 36 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Santa Cruz 36 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Mountain View to Santa Cruz 36 miles

$55 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mountain View and Santa Cruz is 46 km. The road distance is 58 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs $120 - $150.

No, there is no direct bus from Mountain View to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Castro and arriving at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 via First & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Mountain View to Santa Cruz via Santa Clara & 2Nd and First & Santa Clara in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Mountain View Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
58 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Mountain View to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$55 - $75
uberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
uberXL
$80 - $110
SELECT
$110 - $150
BLACK
$160 - $200
SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Mountain View to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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