There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Capitola by train, bus, 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.

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Caltrain, bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Warm Springs Bart 181

$32 - $39

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Caltrain, bus via Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4  •  3 h 28 min

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

$15 - $36

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$17 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Capitola 76.2 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Capitola 76.2 miles

$120 - $150

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Capitola. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Capitola Mall - Lane 2 via San Jose, Ca and Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Capitola is 61 miles. The road distance is 76.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Capitola without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from San Francisco to Capitola, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Capitola bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco to Capitola bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Capitola is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from San Francisco to Capitola.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Capitola. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Capitola.
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  • Distance: 61.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Capitola, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Capitola via San Jose, Ca, Santa Cruz, Ca, and Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 in around 2 h 53 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Warm Springs Bart
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
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
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Capitola
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$120 - $150
UberX
$120 - $150
WAV
$120 - $150
UberXL
$180 - $230
Select
$250 - $320
Black
$340 - $420
Black SUV
$370 - $470

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