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Getting to Santa Cruz

Getting to santa cruz

International Airport Information

With growth at SF Bay Area Airports, getting to Santa Cruz County from overseas has never been easier!

Most significantly, San Jose International Airport (SJC) has announced a record setting number of new nonstop routes for 2015 & 2016. Santa Cruz is just 40 minutes by car from San Jose CA airport. San Francisco and Oakland International Airports have also expanded their flight offerings with new lower-cost carrier routes out of London (Heathrow and Gatwick).

Closest airports to Santa Cruz County:
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)


Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

1701 Airport Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95110

30 miles / 53 kilometers northeast of Santa Cruz

Nonstop International:

  • BJS – Beijing, China
  • FRA – Frankfurt, Germany 
  • GDL – Guadalajara, Mexico
  • LHR – Heathrow, London 
  • NRT – Narita, Japan
  • SJD - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • YVR – Vancouver, Canada 


San Francisco International Airport

806 South Airport Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94128

60 miles / 97 kilometers north of Santa Cruz

Nonstop International:

  • SFO offers non-stop flights to more than 40 international cities


Oakland International Airport (OAK)

1 Airport Drive
Oakland, CA 94621

65 miles / 105 kilometers north of Santa Cruz

Nonstop International:

  • ARN – Stockholm, Sweden
  • BJX - Leon/Bahio, Mexico
  • GDL – Guadalajara, Mexico
  • LGW – Gatwick, London 
  • MLM – Morelia, Mexico
  • MEX - Mexico City, Mexico
  • OSL – Oslo, Norway
  • TIJ – Tijuana, Mexico