There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea by bus, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras 78

$6 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus via Salinas, Ca  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler 20 / ...

$16 - $46

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea 46.2 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea 46.2 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea 46.2 miles

$70 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to taxi which costs $160 - $190 and takes 49 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 30 miles. The road distance is 46.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center and arriving at 6th / Mission Street via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Santa Cruz, CA, USA and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA?

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea 4 times a week. Tickets cost $3 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
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 Santa Cruz, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $100
ASSIST
$70 - $95
uberX
$70 - $95
WAV
$70 - $95
uberXL
$100 - $140
SELECT
$150 - $190
BLACK
$200 - $260
SUV
$230 - $290
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$160 - $190
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

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