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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Stanford University by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station 17
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara 17
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Santa Clara & 1St to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 522 / ...

$5 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Stanford University 43.4 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Stanford University 43.4 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  54 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Cruz to Stanford University 43.4 miles

$65 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Stanford University is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Stanford University is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 and arriving at Tresidder Union via Santa Clara & 1St and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Stanford University is 32 miles. The road distance is 43.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Stanford University without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $8 - $12.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Santa Cruz to Stanford University, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz to Stanford University bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, depart from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 station.

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Santa Cruz to Stanford University bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Stanford University is 43 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Stanford University.

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There are 366+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Stanford University via S 2nd & E Santa Clara, Santa Clara & 1St, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Caltrain University Circle, and Tresidder Union in around 2 h 57 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to S 2nd & E Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara & 1St to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Cruz to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $75
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$190 - $240
Black SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
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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