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

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, Caltrain  •  1 h 22 min

  1. 6742 / ...
  2. Local / ...

$6 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. 17
  2. 22 / ...

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. 36.6 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  43 min

  1. 36.6 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  43 min

  1. 36.6 miles

$55 - $75

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Mountain View via E Santa Clara & S 1st and Santa Clara & 1St in around 2 h 6 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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
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
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to E Santa Clara & S 1st
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara & 1St to El Camino & Castro
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Mountain View
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$55 - $75
uberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
uberXL
$85 - $110
SELECT
$120 - $150
BLACK
$160 - $210
SUV
$180 - $230
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Mountain View
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Cruz and Mountain View is 46 km. The road distance is 59 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs $120 - $160.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Santa Clara & 1St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View, including transfers.