There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Monterey by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Tyler / Franklin 78

$3 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Tyler / Franklin 20 / ...

$14 - $34

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Monterey 42.6 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey 42.6 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Monterey 42.6 miles

$65 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Monterey is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Monterey is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 46 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Monterey is 27 miles. The road distance is 42.6 miles.

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The bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Tyler / Franklin takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center and arriving at Tyler / Franklin. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Monterey.
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  • Distance: 27.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Santa Cruz to Monterey 3 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Monterey
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$190 - $240
Black SUV
$210 - $260
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Monterey
Ave. Duration
46 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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