There are 4 ways to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz by bus, night bus, train or car

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Bus, night bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Vacaville Transportation Center to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  2. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 17

$23 - $58

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$35 - $91

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Suisun City to Oakland, Ca 8303 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$28 - $64

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Vacaville to Santa Cruz 114.5 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vacaville to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Vacaville Transportation Center and arriving at Santa Cruz, Ca via Fairfield Transportation Center, Suisun City and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Vacaville and Santa Cruz is 96 miles. The road distance is 114.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $23 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Vacaville to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Suisun City station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vacaville to Santa Cruz is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Vacaville to Santa Cruz.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 96.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Vacaville to Santa Cruz via Fairfield Transportation Center, Railroad Ave @ Amtrak, Suisun City, and Oakland, Ca in around 5 h 26 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Vacaville Transportation Center to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
fasttransit.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
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
Bus from Suisun City to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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