There are 6 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Durango by shuttle, plane, bus, train or car

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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Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Durango  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Durango (DRO) SJC - DRO

$257 - $957

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Bus  •  30 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Grand Junction, Co
  4. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Durango, CO

$151 - $343

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Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Cortez, shuttle  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Cortez (CEZ) SJC - CEZ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cortez to Durango

$337 - $832

Fly San Francisco to Montrose, bus, shuttle  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Montrose (MTJ) SFO - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Telluride to Durango

$615 - $1,210

Bus, train  •  36 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Salinas, Ca
  2. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Grand Junction, Co
  4. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Durango, CO

$180 - $417

Drive  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Durango 1038.8 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Durango is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 18 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Durango is to shuttle and fly which costs $250 - $1,000 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Durango. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at Durango, CO via San Jose, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Grand Junction, CO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 28 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Durango is 784 miles. The road distance is 1038.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Durango without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 28 min and costs $150 - $350.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Santa Cruz to Durango, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Durango Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Cruz to Durango bus services, operated by Road Runner Stagelines, arrive at Durango, CO station.

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Durango is 1 h ahead of Santa Cruz. It is currently 2:51 PM in Santa Cruz and 3:51 PM in Durango.

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  • Distance: 783.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Durango via San Jose, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, Grand Junction, Co, and Grand Junction, CO in around 30 h 28 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Durango via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Cortez via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Durango via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Durango via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Durango via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from San Jose to Cortez via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Cortez via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cortez via Santa Ana, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cortez via Las Vegas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Book at
santacruzflyer.com
High Up Shuttles
Website
highuptours.com
Shuttle from Cortez to Durango
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
highuptours.com
Shuttle from Telluride to Durango
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$315
Schedules at
highuptours.com
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Montrose to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.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 San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
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
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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.

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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
Road Runner Stagelines
Website
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Bus from Grand Junction, CO to Durango, CO
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Durango is 1039 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 7 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Durango.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Durango Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Durango. Prices start at $99 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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