There are 4 ways to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz by night bus, bus, subway, train, 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.

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Night bus, bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$17 - $49

3 alternative options

BART, Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek to Millbrae
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 17

$19 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz 77 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take an Uber from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz 77 miles

$120 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Walnut Creek and Santa Cruz is 65 miles. The road distance is 77 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz. However, you can take the BART to 19th St. Oakland, take the walk to Oakland, Ca, take the night bus to San Jose, Ca, then take the bus to Santa Cruz, Ca. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz via Millbrae, Millbrae Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, and San Jose, Ca in around 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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
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
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$90 - $120
ASSIST
$120 - $150
uberX
$120 - $150
WAV
$120 - $150
uberXL
$170 - $220
SELECT
$240 - $310
BLACK
$340 - $430
SUV
$380 - $470

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