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There are 5 ways to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, bus  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$5 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43m

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

$120 - $150

Drive  •  43m

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Santa Cruz 36 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  43m

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

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Mountain View to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Castro and arriving at Water & Ocean via Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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The distance between Mountain View and Santa Cruz is 29 miles. The road distance is 36 miles.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 1h 46m and costs $7 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1h 46m to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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

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Mountain View to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Water & Ocean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mountain View to Santa Cruz is 36 miles. It takes approximately 43m to drive from Mountain View to Santa Cruz.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mountain View to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 28.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 46m

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 & Montgomery and Diridon Station in around 2h 9m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Mountain View to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $70
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$75 - $95
Select
$110 - $150
Black
$150 - $200
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Mountain View to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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