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

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Caltrain, bus  •  3h 54m

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

$15 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Daly City BART-Bay 1 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & 2nd 522 / ...
  3. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$10 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 30m

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

$18 - $25

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Santa Cruz 77 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1h 27m

  1. Take an Uber from Richmond to Santa Cruz 77 miles

$100 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Geary Blvd & Park Presidio Blvd and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca via San Francisco, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Richmond and Santa Cruz is 61 miles. The road distance is 77 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Santa Cruz without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 3h 54m and costs $15 - $26.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Richmond to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Richmond to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Santa Cruz is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Richmond to Santa Cruz.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 61.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Richmond to Santa Cruz twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Bus operators
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
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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 San Francisco, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Daly City BART-Bay 1 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & 2nd
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Richmond to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $120
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UberPool
$100 - $120
Assist
$100 - $120
UberX
$100 - $120
WAV
$100 - $120
Comfort
$150 - $170
UberXL
$170 - $200
Select
$240 - $270
Black
$310 - $350
Black SUV
$360 - $410

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