There are 6 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa by bus, night bus, car, plane 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  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca 1482

$26 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus via Mission St & 1st St  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 1st St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$24 - $47

4 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca

$26 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa 129.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Rosa (STS) SFO - STS

$170 - $662

Uber  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa 129.7 miles

$200 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa is 109 miles. The road distance is 129.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at Santa Rosa, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $25 - $60.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa.
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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa via Oakland, Ca in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$200 - $250
UberX
$200 - $250
WAV
$200 - $250
UberXL
$300 - $380
Select
$430 - $550
Black
$550 - $750
Black SUV
$600 - $800

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