There are 7 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa by bus, night bus, train, 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 San Francisco, Ca  •  5 h 29 min

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

$24 - $47

5 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

Bus, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca

$40 - $97

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa 129.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$166 - $657

Uber  •  2 h 20 min

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

$180 - $230

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
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Golden Gate Transit
Website
goldengate.org
Bus from Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 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
$180 - $230
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$100 - $130
ASSIST
$180 - $230
uberX
$180 - $230
WAV
$180 - $230
uberXL
$290 - $360
SELECT
$400 - $500
BLACK
$550 - $750
SUV
$600 - $800

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa?

The distance between Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa is 174 km. The road distance is 208 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa?

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

Is there a direct bus between Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa?

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.

How long does it take to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa?

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