Distance from Santa Cruz, CA to Goleta, CA

Driving distance between Santa Cruz, CA and Goleta, CA is 259.77 miles (or 418.05 kilometers). If you drove an average car (using about 3.6 gallons of gas per mile), the gas would cost you around $, since you would need about gallons of fuel.

Leaving from Santa Cruz, CA you would reach Goleta, CA in about 4 hours 7 mins if you keep an average speed of miles per hour, assuming you don’t make any breaks or get stuck in traffic.

Driving distance in miles

260 mi418 km


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CO2 emissions: kg

Emission estimated with the eco2 norme
(185 CO2 grams/mile)

This is a map overview of the best driving route from Santa Cruz, CA to Goleta, CA in which you can see the origin and destination points marked with A (Santa Cruz) and B (Goleta) respectively as well as blue line along the road route you can take. You can zoom in to see more details, including road numbers and even street names both in Santa Cruz, CA and Goleta, CA as well as every other town you may pass by on your way.

Fuel consumption if you drive from Santa Cruz, CA to Goleta, CA

To cover the 259.77 mi that separate Goleta from Santa Cruz you are going to need between of fuel, considering you drive an average car (30 mpg) and , if you drive an SUV or a heavy car (20 mpg). If you drive a fuel efficient car (45 mpg), your consumption will only be .

Cost of driving from Santa Cruz, CA to Goleta, CA

Depending on the fuel efficiency level of your car, driving from Santa Cruz to Goleta will cost you between and . An average car would make the trip for . We calculate the route cost using real time average gas prices for the US and other costs such as tolls are not included in this calculation.

Driving directions

To help you plan your trip from Santa Cruz to Goleta, we offer a detailed map together with full, turn by turn, driving directions from Santa Cruz, CA to Goleta, CA.

Flying or direct distance between Santa Cruz, CA and Goleta, CA

The flying distance represent the straight distance from Santa Cruz to Goleta, the length of an hypothetical flight trip between the geographic center of Santa Cruz, CA and the geographic center of Goleta, CA. We also offer nearby airports to both Santa Cruz to Goleta and a flight ticket price comparison form, in case you want to make that hypothetical flight real :).

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