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 via California’s scenic Highway 1. Santa Cruz County is served directly by bus. The nearest major airport is San Jose Mineta International Airport, 30 miles/48 km northeast of Santa Cruz. The nearest train depot is also located in San Jose. San Francisco International Airport is approximately 60 miles/96 km north of Santa Cruz, and Oakland International Airport is approximately 65 miles/104 km north of Santa Cruz.

AIRPORTS

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
Phone: 831.648.7000
200 Fred Kane Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
http://www.montereyairport.com

San Francisco International Airport
Phone: 800.435.9736 or 650.821.8211
806 South Airport Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94128
http://www.flysfo.com

San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC)
Phone: 408.392.3600
1701 Airport Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95110
http://www.flysanjose.com 
Driving Directions

Oakland International Airport
Phone:  510.563.3300
1 Airport Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
http://www.oaklandairport.com/
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
www.earlybirdairportshuttle.com
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…
http://www.cityofsantacruz.com

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

CalTransFor current road conditions, call the CalTrans (California Department of Transportation)
(800) 427-ROAD
http://www.dot.ca.gov

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

WEATHER AND ROAD INFORMATION

National Weather Service/Monterey
(831) 656-1725

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Experience Santa Cruz like a local at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, ideally located for downtown shopping, dining and nightlife in the artsy mid-town district. Enjoy casual poolside dining, poolside cabanas and fire pit. Partake in an elevated culinary experience with modern forest-inspired design at Solaire Restaurant + Bar.

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