There are 4 ways to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz by 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Cruz, Ca 6725 / ...

$17 - $39

3 alternative options

BART, Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
  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 - $44

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

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 64.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Walnut Creek to Santa Cruz hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
Assist
$120 - $150
UberX
$120 - $150
WAV
$120 - $150
UberXL
$180 - $230
Select
$250 - $320
Black
$340 - $430
Black SUV
$380 - $470

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