There are 5 ways to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz by bus, train, night bus, 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.

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$14 - $35

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$27 - $65

Night bus, bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$14 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Santa Cruz 71 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland to Santa Cruz 71 miles

$110 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Santa Cruz is 59 miles. The road distance is 71 miles.

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The bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca takes 2 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 59.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland to Santa Cruz hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Oakland to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$110 - $140
UberX
$110 - $140
WAV
$110 - $140
UberXL
$160 - $210
Select
$230 - $290
Black
$310 - $390
Black SUV
$350 - $440

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