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There are 3 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Watsonville by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Main & Rodriguez 69W / ...

$2 - $19

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Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to Watsonville 17.9 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Watsonville 17.9 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Watsonville is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Watsonville is to taxi which costs $65 - $80 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 and arriving at Main & Rodriguez. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Watsonville is 16 miles. The road distance is 17.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Watsonville without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $2 - $19.

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The bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Main & Rodriguez takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Santa Cruz to Watsonville bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, depart from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 station.

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Santa Cruz to Watsonville bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Main & Rodriguez station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Watsonville is 18 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Santa Cruz to Watsonville.

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  • Distance: 15.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

Santa Cruz Metro operates a bus from Santa Cruz to Watsonville every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Main & Rodriguez
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
scmtd.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 Watsonville, Ca
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Cruz to Watsonville
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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