Public Transportation in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Trolley
The trolley is the best way to get back and forth between the beach and downtown and avoid parking and traffic. The Santa Cruz Trolley is convenient, ADA-accessible, and an enjoyable way to experience what Santa Cruz has to offer for all ages. Trolley riders can park downtown and easily get to the Monterey Bay Exploration Center, the Wharf, Main Beach, and the Boardwalk and still have time to shop and dine in the Downtown. The trolley runs daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Santa Cruz Trolley Main Page
Santa Cruz Trolley Schedule
The Santa Cruz Metro and Train Transit Information
The Santa Cruz Metro connects many of the neighboring cities to Santa Cruz and even has a bus line that connects San Jose to Santa Cruz. The Metro has many bus lines that connect the UC Santa Cruz Campus with Downtown Santa Cruz in order to provide service to students who need to get to and from campus. The Metro is part of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, which was formed in 1968 to provide better public transportation in Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Live Oak. The boundaries of the district were then expanded to better serve the communities throughout Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz Metro provides a bus line, Amtrak Highway 17 Express, to San Jose's Diridon Station. This bus line connects Santa Cruz with the Amtrak Train Station in order to make it more efficient and accessible for individuals in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Metro Main Page
Santa Cruz Metro Schedule
Santa Cruz Metropolitan District Board of Directors
Amtrak Highway 17 Express Schedule
Amtrak Main Page
Greyhound Santa Cruz
Greyhound has a bus stop located at 920 Pacific Avenue. Founded in 1914, Greyhound provides service to 3,800 destinations and is an iconic brand known for affordable long-distance travel. Click on the link below for more information on how to book a trip through Greyhound.
Greyhound Santa Cruz Main Page
Biking in Santa Cruz
The City of Santa Cruz is a biker-friendly city, which provides facilities and services for bicyclists. Santa Cruz has bike lockers, bike racks throughout the city, and bike lines on many streets. The City of Santa Cruz provides many amenities to bicyclists in order to ensure their safety.
Santa Cruz Bicycle Route Map
Bicycle Locker Rentals
City of Santa Cruz Bicycle Transportation Plan 2008