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.
OTHER TRANSPORTATION & VISITOR INFORMATION
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE
Early Bird Airport Shuttle
4525 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
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
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.
CalTransFor current road conditions, call the CalTrans (California Department of Transportation)
WEATHER AND ROAD INFORMATION
National Weather Service/Monterey