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There are 3 ways to get from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz 56.7 miles

$5 - $8

Uber  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz 56.7 miles

$85 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Pleasanton and Santa Cruz is 49 miles. The road distance is 56.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $10 - $15.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pleasanton to Santa Cruz is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 48.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

There is no direct connection from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz. However, you can take the train to Sjd San Jose Station, take the walk to Diridon Station, then take the bus to Water & Ocean. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Santa Cruz.

Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
ACE
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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UberPool
$70 - $95
Assist
$85 - $110
UberX
$85 - $110
WAV
$85 - $110
UberXL
$130 - $170
Select
$180 - $230
Black
$250 - $310
Black SUV
$270 - $350

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