There are 8 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos by tram, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 901 tram, bus, taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 901 tram from Karina Court Station to Civic Center Station 901 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 1St & Mission to Warm Springs Bart 181
  3. Take a taxi from Warm Springs Bart to Aptos

$34 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus, line 71 bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17
  2. Take the line 71 bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Soquel Dr & Trout Gulch Rd 71

$7 - $11

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Bus Greyhound USA, line 71 bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the line 71 bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Soquel Dr & Trout Gulch Rd 71

$9 - $29

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos 39.3 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos 39.3 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  47 min

  1. Take a town car from San Jose Airport to Aptos 39.3 miles

$150 - $210

Shuttle  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from SJC Airport to Aptos

$57

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos 39.3 miles

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport - Terminal A and arriving at Soquel Dr & Trout Gulch Rd via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, San Jose, Ca and Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Aptos is 27 miles. The road distance is 39.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos without a car is to line 901 tram and bus and taxi which takes 1 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Soquel Dr & Trout Gulch Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos is 39 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos.

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

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos.
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  • Distance: 27.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJC), USA and Aptos, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, Santa Cruz, Ca, and Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Tram from Karina Court Station to Civic Center Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1St & Mission to Warm Springs Bart
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 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
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Soquel Dr & Trout Gulch Rd
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Santa Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from SJC Airport to Aptos
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Book at
santacruzflyer.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Aptos
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$90 - $120
Select
$130 - $170
Black
$170 - $220
Black SUV
$190 - $250
Taxi from Warm Springs Bart to Aptos
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Go Green Cab
Phone
+1 831-246-1234
Deluxe Taxi Cab Co
Phone
+1 831-475-3232
Santa Cruz Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-423-1234
Website
santacruzyellowcab.org
Jayride
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Aptos
Estimated price
$150 - $210

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