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Old 06-19-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Perhaps this should be posted in 'Travel' but I thought I'd get more response on here.

What is the preferred way to transport from the San Jose Airport to Santa Cruz? I know there used to be a 'Blue Bird' shuttle bus that cost a nominal fee, but it appears to not exist anymore.

I can check online for alternatives, but thought I'd get opinions from others on this thread. (I will not be renting a car.)

Thank you for your help.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Perhaps this should be posted in 'Travel' but I thought I'd get more response on here.

What is the preferred way to transport from the San Jose Airport to Santa Cruz? I know there used to be a 'Blue Bird' shuttle bus that cost a nominal fee, but it appears to not exist anymore.

I can check online for alternatives, but thought I'd get opinions from others on this thread. (I will not be renting a car.)

Thank you for your help.
Doesn't the HW17 Express run from the airport to S.C.?
I'm not much help as i have a car.
And when friends come to visit me, i encourage them to fly into Monterey instead.
It's usually a flight to L.A. and then a short commute up to Monterey.
It's a much more pleasant way to enter the Monterey Bay.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Y'know, I don't think that bus makes a stop at the airport anymore. I've searched online in several ways, and so far it sounds like I have to take a couple of connections to Diridon Station to catch it there. Not worth it.

So I'll probably have to dish out more for a van shuttle.

I did check out flights to Monterey. A lot more expensive. And I guess I tend to be a bit of a cheap bastard when it comes to flying.

Thank you for your input, though.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Yeah it would be a bit complicated to do the cheap way (on public transit). VTA 10 shuttle to the Metro light-rail station, take the train several miles to the Santa Clara St station downtown, then take the Hwy 17 express. I would estimate that would take 2 hours.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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I have taken that route a few times. The VTA 10 shuttle(free) drops you off at the Metro Light-Rail($1.75 fare). It is a very quick ride(about 12 minutes) to San Jose Diridon to catch the HWY 17 Bus($4.00) to Santa Cruz(55 minute bus ride). I only had a small carry-on and backpack to haul and traveled during the day. I highly recommend it!
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Thanks to all of you! This is a tremendous help.
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