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There are 10 ways to get from Tustin to Santa Cruz by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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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Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, shuttle  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from SJC Airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

$102 - $287

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Train, bus  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
  3. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$41 - $60

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Fly Santa Ana to San Francisco, shuttle  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from SFO Airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

$146 - $339

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from SJC Airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

$136 - $326

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, train, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean

$130 - $651

Line 60 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the line 60 bus from 17Th-Tustin to 7Th-Channel
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from SJC Airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

$91 - $304

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey, bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  3. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Santa Cruz Metro Center

$121 - $339

Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6742 / ...

$50 - $75

Train, bus via Salinas  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca

$78 - $118

Drive  •  6h 26m

  1. Drive from Tustin to Santa Cruz 379.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Tustin to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Tustin to Santa Cruz is to fly and shuttle which costs $100 - $290 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tustin to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana, Ca and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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The distance between Tustin and Santa Cruz is 327 miles. The road distance is 379.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Tustin to Santa Cruz without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 18m and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Tustin to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Tustin to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Tustin to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tustin to Santa Cruz is 380 miles. It takes approximately 6h 26m to drive from Tustin to Santa Cruz.

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  • Distance: 327.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

You can take a bus from Tustin to Santa Cruz via Los Angeles, Ca in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Flyer
Phone
+1 831 423-5937
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from SJC Airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from SFO Airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$54 - $55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 17Th-Tustin to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Santa Cruz Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.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
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100
Bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your Tustin to Santa Cruz bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tustin to Santa Ana Airport is to line 400 bus which takes 26m and costs $2 - $4.

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