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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Davis by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station 17
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Davis Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...

$33 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to Fairfield Transportation Center Gx
  3. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to UC Davis Silo

$19 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Davis 134 miles

$13 - $19

Shuttle, fly  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF

$147 - $282

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Davis is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Davis is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Davis. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at UC Davis Silo via Thomas L Berkley Way, El Cerrito Del Norte BART and Fairfield Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Davis is 110 miles. The road distance is 134 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Davis without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Santa Cruz to Davis, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz to Davis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Santa Cruz to Davis bus services, operated by Fairfield and Suisun Transit, arrive at UC Davis Silo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Davis is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Davis.

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  • Distance: 110.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Davis via Oakland, Ca, Thomas L Berkley Way, El Cerrito Del Norte BART, and Fairfield Transportation Center in around 6 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Davis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to Fairfield Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
FAST
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to UC Davis Silo
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $1
Website
FAST
Santa Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
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santacruzflyer.com

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Davis. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $55.

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