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San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus

The journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus is 26.35 mi and takes 0 hr 51 min. There are 14 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:13 AM and the last at 11:53 PM. It is possible to travel from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus for as little as $4.62 or as much as $22.59. The best price for this journey is $4.62.

Lowest Price$4.62
Journey Duration0 hr 51 min
Connection per Day14
Lowest Price$4.62
Highest Price$22.59
First Departure12:13 AM
Last Departure11:53 PM
Distance26.35 mi
DepartureSan Jose, CA
ArrivalSanta Cruz, CA
CarriersAmtrak, Greyhound

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?

The prices for bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA will cost $4.62. The average bus ticket price is approximately $7.38. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $7.38. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long is the journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus?

The average journey time is 0 hr 51 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 26.35 mi from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA to take longer than 0 hr 51 min. In order to get from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA will complete the journey in 0 hr 40 min.On average, it will take you about 0 hr 51 min to travel the 26.35 mi between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA.

How many times a day do journeys run from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?

The route from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from San Jose, CA 14 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 14 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA

The cheapest San Jose, CA - Santa Cruz, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $81.20 if you’re lucky, or $93.63 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $119.61.

Find the best day to travel to Santa Cruz, CA by bus

When travelling to Santa Cruz, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Ticket types and facilities from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Amtrak, Greyhound and FlixBus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Compare services on board when travelling from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus.
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San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
2.97kg
Bus
3.18kg
Flight
8.48kg
Car
6.79kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?
A bus ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA is $7.38. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $4.62.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA is $4.62. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA by bus?
San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA is 26.35 mi.
How long does the bus between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA take?
San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA is on average 0 hr 51 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 40 min.
Which companies operate from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?
The bus journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Amtrak, Greyhound and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?
San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA has 14 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA leave?
The earliest bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA departs at 12:13 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA depart?
The latest bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA departs at 11:53 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $4.62 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from San Jose, CA to go to Santa Cruz, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA is 0 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA by bus?
The bus journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA creates 3.18kg of CO2 emissions.

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