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There are 7 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa by shuttle, bus, subway, train, car, plane or towncar

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Recommended option

Shuttle, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Santa Rosa, CA San Francisco Airport

$89 - $91

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Bus, BART, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara 17
  2. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
  3. Take the train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown

$25 - $35

5 alternative options

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

Bus, Caltrain  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station 17
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
  3. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101

$26 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa 129.7 miles

$12 - $19

Shuttle, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
  2. 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

$190 - $250

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

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $89 - $91.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa.

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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 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.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Flyer
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Book at
santacruzflyer.com
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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
$190 - $250
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$160 - $220
Assist
$190 - $250
UberX
$190 - $250
WAV
$190 - $250
UberXL
$300 - $380
Select
$420 - $550
Black
$550 - $750
Black SUV
$600 - $800

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa Airport.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Santa Rosa. Prices start at $129 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $55.

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