There are 6 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$6 - $12

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, bus  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Sunnyvale-Saratoga to Santa Clara & 1st 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$4 - $12

4 alternative options

Caltrain, night bus  •  2h 7m

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

$14 - $21

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz 34.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz 34.1 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz 34.1 miles

$55 - $65

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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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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Sunnyvale-Saratoga and arriving at Water & Ocean via Santa Clara & 2nd and Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz is 27 miles. The road distance is 34.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz without a car is to bus which takes 2h 18m and costs $6 - $13.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Sunnyvale-Saratoga station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz is 34 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 27.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 18m

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

Santa Cruz Metro operates a bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 1m.

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
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Sunnyvale-Saratoga to Santa Clara & 1st
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $65
Assist
$55 - $65
UberX
$55 - $65
WAV
$55 - $65
Comfort
$75 - $90
UberXL
$85 - $95
Select
$120 - $140
Black
$160 - $180
Black SUV
$190 - $210
Taxi from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi San Jose
Phone
+1 408-459-8010
Website
taxisanjose.com

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