Travel to UCSC



Airport Services

Company Name Phone Number
Abacus Transportation (831) 469-3333
ABC Sedan & Limousine (831) 477-0170
Cornerstone Airporter Express Service (831) 477-0980
Early Bird Airport Shuttle
earlybirdairportshuttle.com
(831) 462-3933
Santa Cruz Airporter * 
(San Jose airport only)
(831) 423-1214, (800) 497-4997
* Upon request there is a special UCSC Conference rate

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Directions from Bay Area Airports 

San José International (SJC) Airport San José International (SJC) Airport is approximately 35 miles from the UC Santa Cruz campus. Information on taking public transportation from San Jose to UC Santa Cruz is available on our Transportation and Parking Office web site.

San José International (SJC) Airport is approximately 35 miles from the UC Santa Cruz campus. Information on taking public transportation from San Jose to UC Santa Cruz is available on our Transportation and Parking Office web site.

San Francisco International (SFO) Airportis approximately 62 miles from the UC Santa Cruz campus. Airport shuttle service is available, by reservation, through the Santa Cruz Airporter, 800–497–4997. Information on taking public transportation from San Francisco to UC Santa Cruz is available on our Transportation and Parking Office web site.

Bus 

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District ( Santa Cruz Metro) 
Bus info: (831) 425-8600 
ADA Paratransit: (831) 425-4664
Web site : www.scmtd.com

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Car Rentals

Rental Company Address and Phone Number
Avis Rent A Car (800) 527-0770
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (800) 325-8007
Hertz (800) 654-3131

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Taxi Services

Taxi Company Name Phone
Delux Cab Inc. (831) 475-3232
Go Green Cab Company (831) 246-1234
Yellow Cab Co. (831) 423-1234

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Amtrak Train and Bus Connections 

The San Jose Amtrak station is located 25 miles from UC Santa Cruz campus. Routes that serve the San Jose station are the Capitol Corridor and the Coast Starlight.

The Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 22/ Santa Cruz Metro Highway 17 Express shuttles you between the San Jose Amtrak Train Station and the Santa Cruz Metro Center. Local bus service between the Santa Cruz Metro Center and UC Santa Cruz is provided by Santa Cruz Metro University Routes. (www.scmtd.com).

For more information on Amtrak Train and Thruway Bus service call Amtrak at 800–USA–RAIL or visit their web site at www.amtrak.com.

The Salinas Amtrak station is located 30 miles from the campus. The Coast Starlight route serves this station. Bus connections are available between the Salinas Amtrak Station and the UC Santa Cruz campus on Monterey Salinas Transit. Route 29 connects to Santa Cruz Metro in Watsonville.

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