There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Cupertino by bus, train, 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.

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Bus, line 23 bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara 17
  2. Take the line 23 bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Stevens Creek & De Anza 23 / ...

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus, Caltrain, line 54 bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
  3. Take the line 54 bus from Frances & Olson to Stelling & Hazelbrook 53 / ...

$9 - $29

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Cupertino 31 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Cupertino 31 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  38 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Cupertino 31 miles

$50 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Cupertino. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 and arriving at Stevens Creek & De Anza via 2Nd & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Cupertino is 24 miles. The road distance is 31 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Cupertino without a car is to bus and line 23 bus which takes 2 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Santa Cruz to Cupertino, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz to Cupertino bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, depart from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 station.

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Santa Cruz to Cupertino bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Stevens Creek & De Anza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Cupertino is 31 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Cupertino.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Cupertino. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Cupertino.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Santa Cruz, CA, USA and Cupertino, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Cupertino via S 2nd & E Santa Clara and 2Nd & Santa Clara in around 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Stevens Creek & De Anza
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Bus from Frances & Olson to Stelling & Hazelbrook
Ave. Duration
18 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
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
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Cupertino
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$70 - $95
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$130 - $180
Black SUV
$150 - $200
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Cupertino
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
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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