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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View by bus, train, night bus, 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.

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Bus, Caltrain  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station 17
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain Local / ...

$6 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus, line 22 bus  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station 17
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Santa Clara & Cahill to El Camino & Castro Rapid 522 / ...

$4 - $12

4 alternative options

Night bus, line 22 bus  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the night bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6756
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Santa Clara & Cahill to El Camino & Castro Rapid 522 / ...

$13 - $20

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Mountain View 36.7 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Mountain View 36.7 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Mountain View 36.7 miles

$55 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Santa Clara & Cahill. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 54m.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Mountain View is 29 miles. The road distance is 36.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 1h 38m and costs $6 - $13.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz to Mountain View bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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Santa Cruz to Mountain View bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Castro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Mountain View is 37 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Mountain View.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Mountain View. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View.
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  • Distance: 28.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Mountain View via Diridon Station and Santa Clara & Cahill in around 1h 56m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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
Night bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$26 - $40
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara & Cahill to El Camino & Castro
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Mountain View
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $65
Assist
$55 - $65
UberX
$55 - $65
WAV
$55 - $65
Comfort
$80 - $95
UberXL
$90 - $100
Select
$120 - $150
Black
$170 - $190
Black SUV
$200 - $230
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Mountain View
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Santa Cruz Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 831-423-1234
Go Green Cab
Phone
+1 831-246-1234
Deluxe Taxi Cab Co
Phone
+1 831-475-3232

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