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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek by plane, taxi, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Monterey, taxi, line 35 bus

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Monterey (MRY)
  2. Take a taxi from Monterey to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3
  3. Take the line 35 bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3 to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to San José, CA

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Fly to San Jose, bus

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC)
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO)
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

Fly to Oakland, train

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK)
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Westwood UCLA Amtrak Bus Stop to San Jose

Train

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Jose

Drive

  1. Drive from San Diego to Boulder Creek

San Diego to Boulder Creek by night bus and bus

The journey time between San Diego and Boulder Creek is around 20h 53m and covers a distance of around 574 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 34m. The fastest journey normally takes 20h 12m. Operated by Flixbus USA, Amtrak and Santa Cruz Metro, the San Diego to Boulder Creek service departs from San Diego and arrives in Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
13h 19m
Layover time:
7h 34m
Total time:
20h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
20h 12m
Journey distance:
574 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
114 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:15
Last service departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Diego to Boulder Creek night bus and bus schedules

San Diego → Boulder Creek
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boulder Creek is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boulder Creek is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boulder Creek is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek is to fly and taxi and line 35 bus which costs $230 - $470 and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Boulder Creek. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 5th Av and arriving at Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave via San Diego, CA, King & Burdette, King & Virginia, Diridon Station and Cavallaro Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 30m.

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The distance between San Diego and Boulder Creek is 417 miles. The road distance is 481 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek without a car is to bus which takes 15h 30m and costs $50 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek, including transfers.

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San Diego to Boulder Creek bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Diego, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek is to bus which takes 15h 30m and costs $50 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 16h 41m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 22m.

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San Diego to Boulder Creek bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, arrive at San José, CA station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Boulder Creek.
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  • Distance: 416.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Boulder Creek, CA, USA?

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Diego, CA to San José, CA once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 9h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Boulder Creek via Los Angeles, San Jose, Diridon Station, and Cavallaro Transit Center in around 16h 41m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $5
One-way Adult
$7 - $10
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3 to Hwy 9 & Middleton Ave
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Cavallaro Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Scotts Valley, CA
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Westwood UCLA Amtrak Bus Stop to San Jose
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San José, CA
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Monterey to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 3
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-424-1234
Website
yellowcab1234.com
Sal's Salinas Taxi Co
Phone
+1 831-422-7276

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Boulder Creek is 481 miles. It takes approximately 8h 13m to drive from San Diego to Boulder Creek.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Monterey Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Boulder Creek. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $5.

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