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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Hollister by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, Caltrain  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station 17 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Limited / ...

$11 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara 17
  2. Take the bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station 68 / ...

$6 - $19

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Hollister 41.8 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Hollister 41.8 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Hollister is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Hollister is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Hollister. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 and arriving at 4th & San Benito via 2Nd & Santa Clara and Caltrain/Greyhound Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Hollister is 36 miles. The road distance is 41.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Hollister without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $11 - $16.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Santa Cruz to Hollister, including transfers.

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

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Santa Cruz to Hollister bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Gilroy Caltrain Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Hollister is 42 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Hollister.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Hollister. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Hollister.
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  • Distance: 36 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Hollister via 2Nd & Santa Clara and Caltrain/Greyhound Station in around 4 h 29 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
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
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
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
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Hollister
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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