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
$8 - $12
Line 522 bus, bus • 3h 2m
$5 - $10
3 alternative options
Taxi • 54m
$240 - $290
Drive • 54m
$4 - $7
Uber • 54m
$50 - $70
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 54m.
The quickest way to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 54m.
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.
The distance between Stanford University and Santa Cruz is 32 miles. The road distance is 43.1 miles.
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.
It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Stanford University to Santa Cruz, including transfers.
Stanford University to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from Palo Alto Transit Center station.
Stanford University to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Water & Ocean station.
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.
There are 112+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $75 USD per night.
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 from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- Estimated price
- $5 - $7
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