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

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Caltrain, bus  •  2h 24m

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

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & Montgomery 522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$5 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  54m

  1. Take a taxi from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.1 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  54m

  1. Drive from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.1 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  54m

  1. Take an Uber from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.1 miles

$50 - $70

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Stanford University to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Tresidder Union and arriving at Water & Ocean via Palo Alto Transit Center and Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Stanford University and Santa Cruz is 32 miles. The road distance is 43.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 2h 24m and costs $8 - $12.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Stanford University to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from Palo Alto Transit Center station.

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Stanford University to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Water & Ocean station.

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

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Map of how to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

You can take a bus from Stanford University to Santa Cruz via Tresidder Union, Caltrain University Circle, Palo Alto Transit Center, Santa Clara & Montgomery, and Diridon Station in around 3h 2m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Stanford University to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $75
Assist
$50 - $70
UberX
$50 - $70
WAV
$50 - $70
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$130 - $170
Black
$180 - $230
Black SUV
$200 - $250
Taxi from Stanford University to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
54m
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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