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

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Bus, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6742 / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Auburn Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$41 - $116

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley 203.8 miles

$20 - $29

Shuttle, fly, bus  •  8 h 20 min

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

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St via Oakland, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Amtrak and Nevada St at Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Grass Valley is 165 miles. The road distance is 203.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz to Grass Valley 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 53 min.

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Santa Cruz to Grass Valley bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Auburn Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Grass Valley is 204 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley.

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

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There are 39+ hotels available in Grass Valley. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley.
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  • Distance: 164.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley via Oakland, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, Auburn Amtrak, and Nevada St at Amtrak Station in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
54 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
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 Santa Cruz, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
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
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
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
Book at
santacruzflyer.com

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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 .

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