Distance from Los Angeles, California to Santa Cruz, California


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The distance from Los Angeles, California to Santa Cruz, California is 288.5 miles by the driving route, 288.5 miles by the biking route, and 288.5 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Los Angeles and Santa Cruz is 288.5 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz is summarized in Table 2.

Table 1. Travel Distance & Duration from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Cruz, CA

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 288.5 mi 464.3 km
biking Bicycling 288.5 mi 464.3 km
walking Walking 288.5 mi 464.3 km
flying Airplane 288.5 mi 464.3 km 34.6 minutes
Note: Distances of driving, bicycling, and walking routes and travel durations are calculated using Google Maps services API. Airplane distance and travel time are calculated using straight line and flying speed of 500 miles per hour [reference].

Table 2. Gasoline Cost of Traveling from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg288.5 miles$31.73
25 mpg288.5 miles$25.39
30 mpg288.5 miles$21.15
35 mpg288.5 miles$18.13
40 mpg288.5 miles$15.87
50 mpg288.5 miles$12.69
Note: Gasoline price used in the calculation is $2.20 per gallon.

Table 3. Distance from Los Angeles, CA to Nearby Cities

From Los Angeles, CA to Santa Monica, CA 4.1 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Santa Monica, CA 4.1 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Inglewood, CA 5.8 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Inglewood, CA 5.8 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Topanga, CA 12.4 miles

Table 4. Distance from Los Angeles, CA to Cities Near Santa Cruz, CA

From Los Angeles, CA to Santa Cruz, CA 288.5 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Santa Cruz, CA 288.5 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Bonny Doon, CA 295.8 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Bonny Doon, CA 295.8 miles
From Los Angeles, CA to Day Valley, CA 284.0 miles

Also see Distance from Los Angeles to other countries; Distance from Los Angeles to other world cities; Distance from Los Angeles to nearby airports.