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There are 5 ways to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz by bus, subway, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus, BART  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART Gx
  2. Take the BART from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  3. Take the bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 17

$12 - $24

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$34 - $76

Bus, BART, Caltrain  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Vacaville Transportation Center to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  4. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$22 - $33

Bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART Gx
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean 17

$19 - $39

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 Water & Ocean via Fairfield Transportation Center, Del Norte BART Station, Oakland, Ca and Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 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 BART which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $12 - $25.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Vacaville to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Vacaville to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Fairfield and Suisun Transit, depart from Fairfield Transportation Center station.

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Vacaville to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Santa Cruz Metro, arrive at Water & Ocean 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 110+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 96.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 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, El Cerrito Del Norte BART, Del Norte BART Station, Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and Diridon Station in around 6 h 1 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
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 Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak Station 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
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $2
Website
FAST
Bus from Vacaville Transportation Center to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
FAST
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from First & Santa Clara to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Water & Ocean
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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 Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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