Directions from Stanford University to Santa Cruz

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Recommended option

Caltrain, bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17 / ...

$7 - $27

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  2 h 59 min

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

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  54 min

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

$240 - $290

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Stanford University to Santa Cruz 43.1 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  54 min

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

$65 - $85

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 Campus Oval, PATC - Caltrain Platform South, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & 2Nd, and First & Santa Clara in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Stanford University to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $95
ASSIST
$65 - $85
uberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
uberXL
$95 - $130
SELECT
$140 - $180
BLACK
$190 - $240
SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from Stanford University to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Stanford University and Santa Cruz is 52 km. The road distance is 69 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Stanford University to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Campus Oval and arriving at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 via Palo Alto Caltrain Station and First & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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