There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  4 h 28 min

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

$37 - $97

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Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$29 - $67

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 148.1 miles

$14 - $21

Fly, Caltrain, bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca

$84 - $226

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 116 miles. The road distance is 148.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 28 min and costs $35 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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  • Distance: 116 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk via Oakland, Ca and Santa Cruz, Ca in around 4 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 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
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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