Scotts Valley travel guide

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With a population of 11.580, Scotts Valley is a must-see destination in California, United States.

When to visit Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley in January
Estimated hotel price
€124
1 night at 3-star hotel
Scotts Valley in January
Estimated hotel price
€124
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Scotts Valley

Plane

Although Scotts Valley doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 35 km from Scotts Valley. The shortest flight to Scotts Valley from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 11h.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Scotts Valley. The train journey from Scotts Valley to Santa Clara takes 1h 01m and costs around €17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from San Jose, expect to pay about €16 for a 1h 33m trip. The train station in Scotts Valley is called Scotts Valley, and is located 1.2 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Scotts Valley is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 89 km from Scotts Valley. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Budget, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Scotts Valley, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From Sacramento, the bus ride to Scotts Valley takes 225 km and will cost you around €26. From Sacramento, the ticket costs about €26 for a journey of 233 km.

Plane

Although Scotts Valley doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 35 km from Scotts Valley. The shortest flight to Scotts Valley from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 11h.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Scotts Valley. The train journey from Scotts Valley to Santa Clara takes 1h 01m and costs around €17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from San Jose, expect to pay about €16 for a 1h 33m trip. The train station in Scotts Valley is called Scotts Valley, and is located 1.2 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Scotts Valley is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 89 km from Scotts Valley. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Budget, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Scotts Valley, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From Sacramento, the bus ride to Scotts Valley takes 225 km and will cost you around €26. From Sacramento, the ticket costs about €26 for a journey of 233 km.

Airports near Scotts Valley

Airlines serving Scotts Valley

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,459 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Scotts Valley

Most booked hotels in Scotts Valley

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
€319+
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€156+
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
€156+
Casablanca Inn on The Beach
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
€252+
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
€146+
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2 stars
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
€96+

Hiring a car in Scotts Valley

Expect to pay €0.96 per litre in Scotts Valley (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €11.50 and €15.34. The most frequently booked car type in Scotts Valley is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Toyota Yaris or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay €0.96 per litre in Scotts Valley (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €11.50 and €15.34. The most frequently booked car type in Scotts Valley is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Toyota Yaris or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.