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There are 6 ways to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz by train, bus, night bus, taxi, car 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.

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Caltrain, bus  •  3h 1m

  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

$7 - $14

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, bus  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Galvez to Santa Clara & 1st Rapid 522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$4 - $12

4 alternative options

Caltrain, night bus  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6739

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.2 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.2 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  56 min

  1. Take an Uber from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.2 miles

$65 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $150 - $180 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stanford University to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Galvez and arriving at Water & Ocean via Santa Clara & 2nd and Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Stanford University and Santa Cruz is 32 miles. The road distance is 43.2 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 3h 1m and costs $7 - $14.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m 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 El Camino & Galvez 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 56 min to drive from Stanford University to Santa Cruz.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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 El Camino & Galvez, Santa Clara & 2nd, Santa Clara & Cahill, and Diridon Station in around 3h 51m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
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
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Galvez to Santa Clara & 1st
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Stanford University to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$65 - $75
Assist
$65 - $75
UberX
$65 - $75
WAV
$65 - $75
Comfort
$90 - $105
UberXL
$100 - $120
Select
$140 - $170
Black
$190 - $220
Black SUV
$220 - $260
Taxi from Stanford University to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Taxi San Jose
Phone
+1 408-459-8010
Website
taxisanjose.com

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