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

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Bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6742 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain Local / ...

$7 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara 17
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Santa Clara & 1St to El Camino & Castro 22 / ...

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Mountain View 36.6 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Mountain View 36.6 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Mountain View 36.6 miles

$55 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Mountain View is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 43 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 43 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 Metro Center - Lane 2 and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Santa Clara & 1St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Mountain View is 29 miles. The road distance is 36.6 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 1 h 22 min and costs $7 - $27.

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

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Santa Cruz to Mountain View bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, depart from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 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 43 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Mountain View.

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There are 454+ hotels available in Mountain View. Prices start at $104 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: 1 h 22 min

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 S 2nd & E Santa Clara and Santa Clara & 1St in around 2 h 6 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Bus operators
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
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 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.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
Assist
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$160 - $210
Black 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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