|Walk/bike/drive||Pacific Station (Metro Center)|
|920 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz|
|Metro 69 bus||Capitola Mall||30 min||$1.50||15-60 min|
|Near Carl’s Junior & Chili’s|
|Total travel time||30 minutes|
|Latest departure time||10:30 PM|
|Latest return time||11:00 PM|
It’s easy to get to the mall by bus!
You will use the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Route 69 bus to get from Santa Cruz to the Capitola Mall. Santa Cruz Metro has clean, comfortable buses. You can bring food on board.
The bus leaves from Lane 4 of Pacific Station (Metro Center). This lane is on the far side of the transit center. Be alert, because the bus can stop anywhere along the lane. Check the destination sign or listen for the automated announcement to make sure that you are getting on a 69 bus (don’t worry if there’s a letter after the 69).
After the 69 bus has stopped running, you must take the 68N bus.
Capitola Mall is a major stop. The automated announcement system will announce it. The bus will stop at a small transit center inside the mall parking lot. The transit center is near Carl’s Junior, Starbucks and Chili’s.
For stores, restaurants and services, consult the Capitola Mall Store Directory.
Not listed are the Ross discount department store, the PG&E payment center, and other businesses clustered around the mall.
When you are ready to return to Santa Cruz, find Starbucks and Chili’s and leave the Mall by that exit. Turn right and go to the bus shelter. Do not cross the roadway: buses to Santa Cruz stop on the near side. Get on the next 68N or 69 bus (it doesn’t matter if there’s a letter after the 69).
Pacific Station (Metro Center) is the last stop. The automated announcement system will announce it.
There’s no need to plan your Capitola Mall shopping trip in advance. The 69 bus runs every 15 minutes during the day; every half hour in the evening and on weekends; and every hour at night. In case you do have to wait, both ends of this itinerary have indoor waiting areas, restrooms, water fountains, telephones, and food vendors.
For Santa Cruz Metro, dial 1 831 425-8600.
The information on this Web page might be incomplete, out of date, or incorrect. Also, there is always a risk of delays and missed connections.
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