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Selected fares from Washington to Santa Cruz

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Route Information for Flights from Washington to Santa Cruz

Origin Airport IATA Code IAD
Destination Airport IATA Code VVI
Flight Price $592
Distance 6,429 km

Plan Your Trip from Washington DC to Santa Cruz

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

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

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