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Cheap buses leaving Sunday
One passenger / one way

12:35 PM1:30 PM
$12
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
12:35 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
1:30 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$12USD
10:50 PM11:40 PM
$12
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
10:50 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
11:40 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$12USD
12:35 PM1:30 PM
$12
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
12:35 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
1:30 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$12USD

Cheap buses leaving Wednesday
One passenger / one way

7:35 AM8:25 AM
$9
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
7:35 AM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
8:25 AM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$9USD
12:35 PM1:30 PM
$10
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
12:35 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
1:30 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$10USD
10:50 PM11:40 PM
$10
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
10:50 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
11:40 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$10USD
7:35 AM8:25 AM
$9
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
7:35 AM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
8:25 AM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$9USD

Cheap buses leaving Saturday
One passenger / one way

7:35 AM8:25 AM
$11
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
7:35 AM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
8:25 AM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$11USD
12:35 PM1:30 PM
$11
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
12:35 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
1:30 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$11USD
10:50 PM11:40 PM
$11
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
10:50 PM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
11:40 PM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$11USD
7:35 AM8:25 AM
$11
San Jose Greyhound Bus StationMetro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
7:35 AM
San Jose Greyhound Bus Station
8:25 AM
Metro Center Bus Station
Greyhound
$11USD

Bus San Jose to Santa Cruz: Trip Overview

2
Daily Buses
7:35 AM - 10:50 PM
Departure Time
$11
Average Price
Average Trip Duration

Trip Reviews for San Jose - Santa Cruz

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User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from San Jose to Santa Cruz

Ratings and Reviews (1)


Kevin C.November 25, 2018 | Staff: 5 | 

Beth is a good driver

San Jose to Santa Cruz Buses

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Bus Companies

Bus travel from San Jose to Santa Cruz is made possible thanks to Greyhound.

Stations & Stops

Need a bus leaving from San Jose? Your starting point is at San Jose Greyhound Bus Station, Story Rd, 1118 E William St, Eastridge Mall, San Jose, San Jose Bus Stop, San Jose Bus Stop in front of Diridon Bus Station, San Jose, CA, San Jose Caltrain Station Bus Stop or Tamien Station.

If you're onboard a bus going to Santa Cruz, you can hop off at Metro Center Bus Station.

Daily Buses2
Departure Time7:35 AM - 10:50 PM
Average Price
$11
Average Trip Duration
Bus Companies on This RouteGreyhound US

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from San Jose to Santa Cruz.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from San Jose to Santa Cruz, riding the bus will expose you to some of most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from San Jose to Santa Cruz.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from San Jose to Santa Cruz while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

Will you be returning to San Jose by bus?

If you are looking for the return bus journey, check out buses from Santa Cruz to San Jose.

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