Reaching the starting point -

Where do I go?

Downtown Santa Cruz is the starting point for our itineraries. 920 Pacific Avenue is the exact address. It’s called Pacific Station (Metro Center). Nearby landmarks include the Catalyst and the Community Credit Union.

How do I get there?


If you are in the area bounded by Bay, Mission, Water, and Ocean Streets, Pacific Station (Metro Center) is within easy walking distance.


Bike racks and lockers are available at Pacific Station (Metro Center).


A small parking lot is located right next to Pacific Station (Metro Center). This lot offers free-short term parking (3 hours). Ample parking is available a block away, in lots on either side of Cedar Street, at Cathcart Street. One of the two lots offers free short-term parking (3 hours) and the other, all-day parking for $1.

Take a local bus

The following major bus routes go from your area to Pacific Station (Metro Center):

Major local bus routes
AreaBus routes
University10 through 20
West Side3, 7, 19, 20
Bonny Doon, Davenport40 series
Beach7, 19
Harvey West4
Scotts Valley30 series
East Side66, 68, 69, 71
Live Oak66, 68
Capitola66, 68, 69
Cabrillo College69W, 70, 71
Watsonville69A, 69W, 71

For maps and schedules, visit the Santa Cruz Metro Web site or dial 1 831 425-8600.

The fare is $1.50. Santa Cruz Metro does not have transfers. If you plan to use three or more buses in one day, buy a $4.50 Day Pass when you get on the first bus. If you plan to use the Highway 17 Express, you can upgrade this to a Highway 17 Day Pass later, when you get on the Highway 17 Express. The upgrade charge is $3.50.

Know before you go

The information on this Web page might be incomplete, out of date, or incorrect.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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