There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to University of California, 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  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$9 - $29

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  3 h 3 min

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

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz 45.7 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz 45.7 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  57 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz 45.7 miles

$70 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 57 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and University of California, Santa Cruz is 31 miles. The road distance is 45.7 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from El Camino & California and arriving at McLaughlin Dr via First & Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz via Santa Clara & 2Nd, First & Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2, Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 1, and McLaughlin Dr in around 3 h 3 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 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
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
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $100
ASSIST
$70 - $95
uberX
$70 - $95
WAV
$70 - $95
uberXL
$100 - $130
SELECT
$140 - $190
BLACK
$200 - $260
SUV
$220 - $280
Taxi from Palo Alto to University of California, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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