There are 6 ways to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz by bus, train, subway, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2h 20m

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

$14 - $21

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the BART from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Warm Springs / South Fremont
  2. Take the bus from Warm Springs BART to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$9 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus via San Jose  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$14 - $24

Train, bus  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$26 - $40

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Oakland to Santa Cruz 71.1 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1h 18m

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland to Santa Cruz 71.1 miles

$100 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 18m.

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

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The distance between Oakland and Santa Cruz is 59 miles. The road distance is 71.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $14 - $21.

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The bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Oakland to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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Oakland to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Santa Cruz is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Oakland to Santa Cruz.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Warm Springs / South Fremont
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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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
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Oakland to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $120
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UberPool
$95 - $110
Assist
$100 - $120
UberX
$100 - $120
WAV
$100 - $120
Comfort
$140 - $160
UberXL
$160 - $190
Select
$220 - $250
Black
$290 - $330
Black SUV
$340 - $380

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