Top 6 trips from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz

Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz
starting from Santa Barbara
58 minutes → Foxen Vineyard
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
40 minutes → Villicana Winery
50 minutes → King City
1 hour → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz




5.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz via Carmel
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
2.5 hours → Carmel
55 minutes → Santa Cruz





5.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz via Cambria
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
60 minutes → Cambria
35 minutes → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
32 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
44 minutes → Salinas
43 minutes → Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
5 minutes → Santa Cruz
6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz via Cambria
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
60 minutes → Cambria
35 minutes → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
32 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
44 minutes → Salinas
43 minutes → Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
5 minutes → Santa Cruz
6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz via Big Sur
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
3 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz





6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz via Big Sur
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
3 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz





6 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz, or you can get reverse directions from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz. Check out other stops like Carmel, Cambria, or Big Sur. Try starting your trip from Summerland, Montecito, or Goleta. You can also change your destination to Aptos, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Rio del Mar, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Boulder Creek, Bonny Doon, or Soquel (California).