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Fares from $378 One Way, $562 Round Trip from New York to Santa Cruz

Prices starting at $562 for return flights and $378 for one-way flights to Santa Cruz were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap Flights from New York to Santa Cruz

Airports in New York

Three airports service the New York metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is located 20 miles from Manhattan on JFK Access Road. LaGuardia is located 6.5 miles from Manhattan on Ditmars Boulevard. Newark is located 16 miles from Manhattan on Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous airlines service the three airports, including North American, JetBlue and United Airlines. The Orbitz.com website can find you cheap flights from New York to any domestic or international destination.

Parking and Transportation

All three airports have long-term parking options available. JFK and Newark both charge $18 per day for long-term parking. The long-term parking at LaGuardia Airport costs $33 per day for the first two days, and $18 per day for each additional day. The NYC Airporter shuttle takes passengers from New York to JFK and LaGuardia airports. The bus fare is $12.75 to LaGuardia and $15.75 to JFK. The subway also runs between Manhattan, LaGuardia and JFK. Cab fare from Manhattan runs between $30 and $50, depending on which airport you're heading to. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.

Dining at the Airports

If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, all three airports have on-site restaurants. Some of the dining options include McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Using Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from New York means that all of your travel details are handled before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before your flight.

Airports in Santa Cruz

Easily search for flights to Santa Cruz with Orbitz.com. You'll get much more enjoyment out of your vacation when you take the guesswork out of finding low fares on domestic flights. The nearest commercial airport to Santa Cruz is the San Jose International Airport, located about 30 miles to the north in the city of San Jose. US Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines are some of the major airlines that service the airport.

Transportation from the Airport

The drive from San Jose International Airport to Santa Cruz is about 45 minutes to an hour on State Highway 17. The Santa Cruz Airport Flyer bus departs from the airport four times daily. The per-person, one-way rate is $40. The bus drops off passengers at the University Inn in Santa Cruz.

Weather in Santa Cruz

Thanks to its seaside locale, Santa Cruz experiences a Mediterranean climate. Winters are cool and wet, with high temperatures averaging around 60 degrees. Most of the yearly precipitation falls during the winter months. Summers are pleasantly warm, dry and sunny, with high temperatures from May through October usually in the low 70s. Long stretches with no rain are normal, although heavy fog rolling in from Monterey Bay is common at night throughout the summer.

Things to Do in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is known for its wonderful beach and green spaces. Natural Bridges State Beach features powerful surf and rocky monuments sculpted by the water. Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of this California seaside getaway when you book flights to Santa Cruz with Orbitz.com

Flights from New York to Santa Cruz - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from New York to Santa Cruz?

You'll have to break up the journey from New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Santa Cruz Airport (VVI-Viru Viru Intl.) because there are no direct flights on this route. Iberia, LATAM Airlines and Air Europa offer the best alternative — a flight with just one stop.

What is the shortest flight from New York to Santa Cruz?

At least 9 hours and 40 minutes long, the trip from New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Santa Cruz Airport (VVI-Viru Viru Intl.) is classified as a long-haul flight. Try to get a few hours of sleep on the plane to help ward off jet lag.

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