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Fresno to Santa Cruz

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Fresno to Santa Cruz

Hi, I am in Fresno now and would like to get to Santa Cruz.. The train goes to SF but is not direct. Has anyone taken Amtrak? I am a bit nervous to take the bus as it has a reputation for being full of weirdos.

Any suggestions or experience? THanks!

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1. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

the bus through amtrak is different than greyhound which is probably what you are referring to. It takes a while via the train/bus, but that's about your only option. you train to stockton then bus to san jose then to santa cruz.

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2. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

Thank you, yes just booked my ticket. The Amtrak bus stops on Pacific Avenue

and Elm near Center and Laurel. This is less than 2 miles from my destination.

Shall I call a taxi when I arrive there or are is there some kind of other transportation or option? I will arrive in the early evening.

Also any must eats around there? Bay St and Mission is my area where I will be staying. Thank you!!!

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3. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

post those questions in the santa cruz forum. I am not that familiar with that area.

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4. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

The Pacific Ave. stop is the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit Center. You can get a local bus there for your Mission and Bay location.

There are loads of places to eat on Pacific Avenue.....for example, a Quiznos half a block away and a pizza/pasta place across the street from that.

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5. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

Burger is a relatively new place very near Bay and Mission. Mostly burgers of course, but a fabulous variety and other stuff as well. Try the seet potato fries.

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6. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

Typo, yes, theyurfs?

Yes "sweet" potato fries are wonderful. Wherever you can get them.

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7. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

oh, puter, you got me. typing left handed since rt elbow is broken.

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8. Re: Fresno to Santa Cruz

OOOoooh.................so sorry about your elbow. Hope it mends soon.

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