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Greyhound serves Santa Cruz and Salinas from San Francisco and San Jose. The trips take about 3 and 4½ hours, respectively. Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) provides frequent service in Monterey County (from $1.50 to $3.50; day pass $10), and Santa Cruz METRO ($2; day pass from $6 to $10) buses operate throughout Santa Cruz County. You can switch between the lines in Watsonville.

Bus Contacts

Greyhound (800/231–2222. www.greyhound.com.)

Monterey-Salinas Transit (888/678–2871. mst.org.)

Santa Cruz METRO (831/425–8600. scmtd.com.)