Taxi service is available in Santa Cruz, although most people find that it is not necessary.  Travelers generally make use of a combination of public transportation ( ) and self-transport (via driving, walking or bicycling) to get around the area ( ).   Those visitors wishing to get a taxi in Santa Cruz should know about Yellow Cab Company of Santa Cruz ( and Deluxe Cab Co. Of Santa Cruz Telephone 831-475-3232

Rental cars are most often obtained at the airport upon arrival in the area ( ).  Travelers coming in through the San Jose International Airport ( can rent cars from the following car rental companies:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Fox
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless
  • Thrifty

Travelers who rent cars for use in Santa Cruz are reminded that California driving can sometimes be more aggressive than driving in the rest of the United States .   Although Santa Cruz itself is not particularly known for having rough drivers, visitors are reminded that it is always wise to obtain maximum car insurance on rental cars when driving in the state.   Travelers seeking to rent a car at Santa Cruz locations outside of the airport should visit

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