There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco by bus, train, subway, car or towncar

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Cruz to San Francisco 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Fremont to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Avg. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Francisco, CA
Avg. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Avg. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$80 - $100
ASSIST
$100 - $140
uberX
$100 - $140
WAV
$100 - $140
uberXL
$160 - $210
SELECT
$230 - $290
BLACK
$330 - $410
SUV
$360 - $450

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Cruz to San Francisco?

The distance between Santa Cruz and San Francisco is 95 km. The road distance is 118 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco is to drive which costs $9 and takes 1 h 22 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco is to drive which takes 1 h 22 min and costs $9.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Cruz and San Francisco?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Cruz, CA and arriving at San Francisco, CA. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco?

The bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Francisco, CA takes 2 h 4 min including transfers and departs three times a day.