There are 5 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz by train, 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.

Recommended option

Caltrain, bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$6 - $25

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Santa Clara & 2Nd 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz 34 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz 34 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz 34 miles

$55 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 43 min.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz is 27 miles. The road distance is 34 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Hollenbeck and arriving at Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 via First & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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

You can take a bus from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz via Santa Clara & 2Nd and First & Santa Clara in around 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Sunnyvale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
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 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$55 - $70
uberX
$55 - $70
WAV
$55 - $70
uberXL
$75 - $100
SELECT
$110 - $140
BLACK
$150 - $190
SUV
$170 - $210
Taxi from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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