UC Santa Cruz is located about 80 miles south of San Francisco CA at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. It is part of the larger Bay Area on the West Coast of the USA, e.g. about 40 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The campus lies on 2,001 acres of rolling, forested hills with majestic redwood groves and offering beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Bay across large meadows.
Santa Cruz can be accessed via three major nearby airports (SFO, SJC, OAK). There are several options to travel from there to the ICMFS-2018 (taxi, shuttle service, rental car, public transportation).
If you plan to use public transportation, here is some information.
- San Jose International Airport (SJC) is closest with approximately 36 miles from the UC Santa Cruz campus. It is a large hub with direct connections to/from international and domestic airports. Combine train & bus travel to get from the San Jose Airport to the UC Santa Cruz campus. From San Jose Airport take VTA (Valley Transit Authority) Airport Flyer Route 10 bus (free) to the Santa Clara Caltrain station. Ride Caltrain from the Santa Clara station ($3.75) to the San Jose Diridon (Cahill Street) Caltrain/Amtrak station. At the San Jose Diridon (Cahill Street) station transfer to the Highway 17 Express bus ($7) to the Santa Cruz Metro’s Pacific Station in downtown Santa Cruz. At Santa Cruz Metro’s Pacific Station take any University bus route ($2) to UC Santa Cruz campus.
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 62 miles from the UC Santa Cruz campus. Major hub with direct connections to/from international and domestic airports. The BART train is easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO’s free AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop. BART provides a direct connection to Caltrain at the Millbrae station. Ride Caltrain from the Millbrae station to the San Jose Diridon (Cahill Street) station. At the San Jose Diridon station transfer to the Highway 17 Express bus to Santa Cruz Metro’s Pacific station in downtown Santa Cruz. Take any University Route bus from Santa Cruz Metro’s Pacific station to the UC Santa Cruz campus.
- Oakland International Airport (OAK) is approximately 63 miles from the UC Santa Cruz campus. Public transport travel options to campus from OAK are limited and multiple transfers on buses and trains are required.
For detailed information on travel to and from the ICMFS 2018, please see the UC Santa Cruz website.
Parking on campus during the ICMFS-2018
Participants who will stay on campus will have parking included. Commuters can inquire for parking permits at the registration desk of the ICMFS-2018.
For further information about parking on the UC Santa Cruz campus, see https:/