The distance between Oakland to Santa Cruz is 58.90 miles or 94.76 km. A train trip from Oakland to Santa Cruz typically takes 2 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 20 minutes to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz.
Getting to Santa Cruz from Oakland by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Santa Cruz from Oakland is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Santa Cruz and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.
On Monday trains from Oakland to Santa Cruz are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 18 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the Oakland to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Oakland to Santa Cruz, usually offering 18 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Oakland to Santa Cruz, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Oakland to Santa Cruz, which start at $14.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to Santa Cruz start from $23.00, and on average cost $23.69. Daily there are 18 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and one other station. And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,
From Oakland to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $23.66 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.