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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Santa Cruz to San Jose. Traveling by bus from Santa Cruz to San Jose usually takes around 57 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 48 minutes.

Distance26 mi (42 km)
Shortest duration0h 48m
Cheapest price$7.70
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Santa Cruz to San Jose

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What bus companies travel from Santa Cruz to San Jose?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Santa Cruz to San Jose. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US170h 57m$7.70
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 17 trips per day from Santa Cruz to San Jose, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 57 minutes to cover the 26 miles from Santa Cruz to San Jose. However, the fastest bus only takes 48 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in San Jose. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to San Jose, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Santa Cruz to San Jose, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Santa Cruz to San Jose every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Santa Cruz to San Jose without transferring.

City Information

San Jose

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San Jose is located in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley in California’s Bay Area. It is the largest city in Northern California and, as such, it is the area’s cultural, political and financial center.

While you’re in San Jose, make sure to check out the city’s various museums. Since you’re in the world’s foremost technology hub, the Tech Museum of Innovation is a must-visit. And since you’re on the West Coast, you should stop by the San Jose Museum of Art that features the largest permanent collection of works from West Coast artists.

Thanks to its mild California climate, San Jose is one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities, and due to its largely younger-leaning population, it offers quite the vibrant nightlife. In fact, San Jose is among the biggest party hubs in America.

San Jose is served by various bus carriers and has several Amtrak stops within its vicinity. In addition, the city’s airport is located right near the downtown area, which makes travel to and from San Jose a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Santa Cruz?

Main departure station: Santa Cruz, California

Most buses depart from the main station in Santa Cruz.

All bus stations in Santa Cruz:

  • Santa Cruz, California

Where does the bus arrive in San Jose?

Main arrival station: Diridon Station

All buses from Santa Cruz arrive at one main station in San Jose.

All bus stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Station

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