Top 8 trips from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz

Los Angeles to Santa Cruz
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
1.5 hours → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
58 minutes → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz
7.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Pismo Beach
starting from Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
2.5 hours → Pismo Beach
58 minutes → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz



7 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Carmel By the Sea
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
3 hours → Carmel By the Sea
54 minutes → Santa Cruz


7 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Carmel By the Sea
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
3 hours → Carmel By the Sea
54 minutes → Santa Cruz
7.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Castaic
starting from Los Angeles
48 minutes → Castaic
3 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
49 minutes → San Juan Bautista
43 minutes → Santa Cruz

7.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Castaic
starting from Los Angeles
48 minutes → Castaic
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
3 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
49 minutes → San Juan Bautista
43 minutes → Santa Cruz
7.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Big Sur
starting from Los Angeles
26 minutes → Santa Monica Pier
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
4.5 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz



8 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz via Big Sur
starting from Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
4.5 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz



8 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz, or you can get reverse directions from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz. Check out other stops like Pismo Beach (California), Carmel By the Sea, Castaic, or Big Sur. Try starting your trip from Burbank (California), Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, West Hollywood, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, or Marina Del Rey. You can also change your destination to Aptos, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Davenport (California), Rio del Mar, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Boulder Creek, or Bonny Doon.