There are 3 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley by 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.

Recommended option

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 Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$41 - $116

2 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 10 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 Amtrak Thruway from Sacramento, CA to Auburn, CA

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley 203.8 miles

$20 - $29

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, CA, Auburn, CA, and Nevada St at Amtrak Station in around 8 h 10 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Hourly
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to Auburn, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley?

The distance between Santa Cruz and Grass Valley is 264 km. The road distance is 326 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 3 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley?

The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley is to drive which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $20 - $29.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Cruz and Grass Valley?

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, CA and Nevada St at Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Cruz to Grass Valley?

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