Route Planner California – Driving Distance and Maps

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Route Planner California Online

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Popular California Routes – Driving Distance

Driving distance from San Francisco to Santa Cruz is about 73 miles.
Driving distance from San Francisco to LA is about 380 miles.
Driving distance from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo is about 230 miles.
Driving distance from San Francisco to San Diego is about 500 miles.
Driving distance from LA to Bakersfield is about 110 miles.
Driving distance from LA to Santa Barbera is about 90 miles.
Driving distance from LA to San Diego is about 120 miles.
Driving distance from LA to San Luis Obispo is about 190 miles.
Driving distance from San Diego to Irvine is about 86 miles.
Driving distance from San Diego to Santa Cruz is about 470 miles.

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Popular California Routes – Driving Time

Note: Driving times are estimated based on little or no traffic. Traffic around city centers, especially around LA can be considerable. Plan accordingly.

Driving time from San Francisco to Santa Cruz is just under 2 hours.
Driving time from San Francisco to LA is about 6 and a half hours.
Driving time from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo is about 4 hours.
Driving time from San Francisco to San Diego is about 9 hours.
Driving time from LA to Bakersfield is about 5 hours.
Driving time from LA to Santa Barbera is about an hour and 45 minutes.
Driving time from LA to San Diego is about two hours.
Driving time from LA to San Luis Obispo is about three and a half hours.
Driving time from San Diego to Irvine is about an hour and a half.
Driving time from San Diego to Santa Cruz is about 8 hours.

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Sample Route Planner: Driving from San Francisco to Santa Cruz

Sample driving directions from San Francisco, CA to the Dream Inn Hotel in Santa Cruz.

73.2 mi (about 1 hour 26 mins)
1. Head east on 18th St toward Harrison St 318 ft
2. Turn left at Harrison St 236 ft
3. Take the 1st right onto Mariposa St 0.3 mi
4. Turn right at Potrero Ave 0.8 mi
5. Slight left to stay on Potrero Ave 0.1 mi
6. Merge onto US-101 S via the ramp to San Jose 33.2 mi
7. Take exit 398B to merge onto CA-85 S toward Santa Cruz/Cupertino 13.3 mi
8. Take the exit onto CA-17 S toward Santa Cruz 22.3 mi
9. Merge onto CA-1 N via the ramp to CA-9/Half Moon Bay/Boulder Creek 1.1 mi
10. Slight right at Mission St (signs for State Route 1 N/Half Moon Bay) 0.9 mi
11. Turn left at Bay St 1.0 mi
12. Turn left at W Cliff Dr
Destination will be on the right

Map data ©2010 Google


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