The distance between San Francisco to Santa Cruz is 59.34 miles or 95.47 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Santa Cruz typically takes 4 hours and 17 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 3 hours and 27 minutes to get from San Francisco to Santa Cruz.
Going from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Wednesday trains from San Francisco 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 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Santa Cruz, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Santa Cruz, which start at $13.00.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Santa Cruz start from $31.50, and on average cost $31.50. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and one other station. And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,
From San Francisco to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 27 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $31.50 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.