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Cheap Flights to Santa Cruz

Fall in love at first flight with your vacation to Santa Cruz by saving a ton of cash on your last-minute cheap flight. There’s no more scouring the internet for a good deal—book your flight to Santa Cruz on Hotwire, and you’ll be up, up, and on a getaway in no time.

Because once the wheels are down in Santa Cruz, the good times start rolling. So buckle up, you’re in for a fun ride.

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Don’t waste your time on endless searches for cheap airline tickets oneway or roundtrip. We’ll have you on your way to Santa Cruz with a tiny bag of pretzels in your hand before you can say “tray tables in the upright position”—and for a ticket price that works for your vacay budget.

So all you have to worry about is where you’re headed after the SJC airport.

Frequently Asked Questions About flights to Santa Cruz

What is the cheapest month to fly to Santa Cruz?

Airline ticket prices fluctuate all the time, depending on the day of the week or the month of the year. The cheapest round trip flights to Santa Cruz are in , but when you book your flight on Hotwire, savings are always in season.

How many airlines fly to Santa Cruz?

Variety is the spice of life, even when it comes to booking your next trip. Want options for airlines? You’ll find  to choose from for your flight to Santa Cruz.

What airport is best to fly into Santa Cruz?

When you’re planning your trip to Santa Cruz, convenience is the name of the game. Luckily, Santa Cruz Watsonville Municipal Airport is nearby so you can deplane and get going on checking off everything on your Santa Cruz must-do list.

How much are flights to Santa Cruz?

Got very cheap flights on your vacation itinerary? When you book your airline tickets to Santa Cruz on Hotwire, you may just get what’s on your getaway wish list. With tickets as low as , you’ll have leftover cash for at least a magazine and a bottle of water at the airport book store.

How to get cheap flights to Santa Cruz?

The trick to saving a stack of cash on your flight to Santa Cruz? Snatch up that Hotwire flight deal when you see a killer rate because it could be gone in a flash. And with flights as low as  right now, why wait?

Can I fly to Santa Cruz right now?

With recent COVID-19 closures and reopenings, many people are wondering, “Is it safe to travel to  right now?” When it’s time to book your flight, be sure to check out the most up-to-date information on all safety measures, any restrictions, and guidance on traveling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Santa Cruz Flight Information
Destination AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Airlines ServingAlaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United
Number Of Airlines Serving4
Flight Price$257
Popular AirlineUnited

Last Minute Hotel Deals in Santa Cruz

Torch Lite Inn
Torch Lite Inn
2.5 out of 5
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $68 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
$68
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and ...
3.3/5 (1,001 reviews)
Family Weekend Away
"Staff very respectful and friendly definitely will be book again"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Torch Lite Inn
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $107 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
$107
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Great hotel and worth the splurge!"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Casablanca On The Beach
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $110 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$110
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (731 reviews)
Beautiful views
"Very nice place to stay. The view is beautiful. They are dog friendly and have nice clean dog run. They just didnt say anything at check in about a deposit and just took it so be aware of that."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Casablanca On The Beach
Beach Street Inn and Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $139 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$139
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this beach motel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (999 reviews)
"Ocean front View was fantastic and the rooms are very clean and neat overall and great stay"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Beach Street Inn and Suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
550 2nd St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $131 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$131
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
Stay at this hotel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay National ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (319 reviews)
"Excellent in every way!!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $219 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$219
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Clean place. They need to waive 25 dollar valet fee per night or lower their prices. Kinda absurd"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 out of 5
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $127 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$127
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"The room was so spacious and customer service was great-"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $85 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$85
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Santa Cruz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a sauna. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Very convenient location, spotlessly clean and maintained, front desk lady very efficient and helpful."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.