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

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6742 / ...

$3 - $21

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Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to San Jose 31.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose 31.4 miles

$3 - $5

Shuttle  •  45 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Cruz to SJC Airport

$55

Uber  •  38 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to San Jose 31.4 miles

$50 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to San Jose is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to San Jose is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at San Jose, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and San Jose is 26 miles. The road distance is 31.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 50 min and costs $3 - $21.

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The bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca takes 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Santa Cruz to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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Santa Cruz to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to San Jose is 31 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose.

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  • Distance: 26.5 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Cruz to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $21 and the journey takes 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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 Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Book at
santacruzflyer.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to San Jose
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$75 - $95
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$140 - $180
Black SUV
$150 - $200
Taxi from Santa Cruz to San Jose
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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