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Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus

The journey from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus is 26.35 mi and takes 1 hr 2 min. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:20 AM and the last at 8:43 PM. It is possible to travel from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus for as little as $4.62 or as much as $24.12. The best price for this journey is $4.62.

Lowest Price$4.62
Journey Duration1 hr 2 min
Connection per Day11
Lowest Price$4.62
Highest Price$24.12
First Departure3:20 AM
Last Departure8:43 PM
Distance26.35 mi
DepartureSanta Cruz, CA
ArrivalSan Jose, CA
CarriersFlixBus, Amtrak

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How much do bus tickets from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA cost?

When you're traveling from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $7.80. You might be able to find prices as low as $4.62, but it all depends on how you travel. 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.
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The prices for bus tickets from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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. The average bus ticket price is approximately $7.80. 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.

How long does it take to get from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus?

The journey between Santa Cruz, CA and San Jose, CA by bus is approximately 26.35 mi. It will take you more or less 1 hr 2 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Santa Cruz, CA and San Jose, CA runs for about 26.35 mi and usually takes approximately 1 hr 2 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 0 hr 50 min. If you are trying to get from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many journeys from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA are there every day?

On average, there are 11 daily departures from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 11 departures from Santa Cruz, CA which travel directly to San Jose, CA. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA

The cheapest Santa Cruz, CA - San Jose, 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 San Jose, CA by bus

When travelling to San Jose, 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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and Amtrak from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA
Compare services on board when travelling from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus.
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accessibility Accessibility cross check
bicycle Bicycle cross check
sleeper_couchette Sleeper cross check

Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA?
A bus ticket from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA is $7.80. 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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 Santa Cruz, CA and San Jose, CA by bus?
Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA is 26.35 mi.
How long does the bus between Santa Cruz, CA and San Jose, CA take?
Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA is on average 1 hr 2 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA?
The bus journey from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Amtrak.
How many bus connections per day go from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA?
Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA leave?
The earliest bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA departs at 3:20 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA depart?
The latest bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA departs at 8:43 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, 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 Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA?
There are on average 11 direct connection(s) from Santa Cruz, CA to go to San Jose, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Santa Cruz, CA and San Jose, CA is 0 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct bus from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Santa Cruz, CA and San Jose, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA by bus?
The bus journey from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA creates 3.18kg of CO2 emissions.

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