Santa Cruz County is centrally located in the state of CA and is surrounded by exciting destinations. Traveling to regional destinations is easy using Santa Cruz County’s transportation network.
Santa Cruz County only has a few major ways in and out of the county.
- Highways 1, 9, 17, 129 and 152
If you are planning on traveling out of the county in your personal vehicle, make sure to check out the traffic conditions on your preferred route before getting on the road and avoid delays in your trip by making sure there are no planned lane closures using Caltrans Planned Lane Closures website. (Santa Cruz County is in Caltrans District 5.)
- Greyhound – The national Greyhound bus network operates out of the Santa Cruz and Watsonville transit centers.
- Amtrak/Santa Cruz Metro Highway 17 Express – Santa Cruz commuters can connect to the nationwide rail network via the Highway 17 Express bus, which is a joint operation between Santa Cruz METRO and Amtrak. The Highway 17 Express delivers riders to the San Jose Diridon transit center
- Santa Cruz METRO