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Getting to Santa Cruz

Getting to santa cruz

An easy drive south of San Francisco, Santa Cruz County's small-town charm and idyllic beach communities offer the quintessential California vacation. Santa Cruz County is easily accessible by car via Highway 17 through the Santa Cruz Mountains, or California's scenic Highway 1. Santa Cruz County is served directly by bus. The nearest major airport is San Jose International Airport, 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz. The nearest train depot is also located in San Jose. San Francisco International Airport is approximately 60 miles north of Santa Cruz, and Oakland International Airport is approximately 65 miles north of Santa Cruz.


San Francisco International Airport
Phone: 800.435.9736 or 650.821.8211 
806 South Airport Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94128
Driving Directions

San Jose Mineta-San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Phone: 408.392.3600 
1701 Airport Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95110 
Driving Directions

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone:  510.563.3300
Driving Directions 


Other Transportation & Visitor Information


Airport Shuttle Service

Early Bird Airport Shuttle
4525 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.462.3933
Fax: 831.462.6946
Private door-to-door airport transportation. Exclusive, reliable, professional and safe. Operates 24 hours a day! Internet Wi-fi. Open daily for reservations, 9am - 6pm


Parking Information

City of Santa Cruz
Parking information, electric car charging, bike lockers and more...


Local Bus Service

Highway 17 Express
San Jose to Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
Catch the Santa Cruz Metro's Highway 17 Express at San Jose's Diridion Station. Leaves numerous times daily.
Bus Schedules


Road Conditions

For current road conditions, call the CalTrans (California Department of Transportation)
(800) 427-ROAD

Local Highways
Highway 1
Highway 9
Highway 17
Highway 129
Highway 152


Weather and Road Information

National Weather Service/Monterey
(831) 656-1725


Best Western Plus - Scotts Valley Inn

Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. We are minutes away from beach, boardwalk, golf courses & Roaring Camp.