Aptos travel guide

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You're Going to Love Aptos

With a population of 6,220, Aptos is a must-see destination in California, United States. Aptos deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Activities & attractions in Aptos

Where to Eat in Aptos

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bittersweet Bistro (787 Rio Del Mar Blvd) and Cafe Sparrow (8042 Soquel Dr) are great picks.

When to visit Aptos

Aptos in January
Estimated hotel price
$196
1 night at 3-star hotel
Aptos in January
Estimated hotel price
$196
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Aptos

Plane

Although Aptos doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 27 miles from Aptos. Oakland Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air France, ITA Airways, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Aptos departs from Los Angeles and takes around 1h 16m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Aptos. The train journey from Aptos to Santa Clara takes 1h 01m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from San Jose, expect to pay about $17 for a 1h 33m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Aptos is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 63 miles from Aptos. You’ll find branches of Fox and Kyte, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aptos, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From Sacramento, the bus ride to Aptos takes 140 miles and will cost you around $28. From Sacramento, the ticket costs about $28 for a journey of 145 miles.

Plane

Although Aptos doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 27 miles from Aptos. Oakland Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air France, ITA Airways, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Aptos departs from Los Angeles and takes around 1h 16m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Aptos. The train journey from Aptos to Santa Clara takes 1h 01m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from San Jose, expect to pay about $17 for a 1h 33m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Aptos is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 63 miles from Aptos. You’ll find branches of Fox and Kyte, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aptos, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From Sacramento, the bus ride to Aptos takes 140 miles and will cost you around $28. From Sacramento, the ticket costs about $28 for a journey of 145 miles.

Airports near Aptos

Airlines serving Aptos

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 Aptos

Average rates range from around $462 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $280 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Aptos

Most booked hotels in Aptos

Inn at Depot Hill
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, 178 reviews)
$403+
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
2 stars
Excellent (8.8, 417 reviews)
$182+
Best Western PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, 482 reviews)
$157+
Capitola Beach Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 173 reviews)
$191+
Seascape Beach Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 205 reviews)
$309+
Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
2 stars
Excellent (8, 570 reviews)
$125+

Renting a car in Aptos

Renting a car in Aptos costs $28 per day, on average, or $55 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 126% cheaper than airport locations in Aptos.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Aptos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Aptos is Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 64% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Aptos costs $28 per day, on average, or $55 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 126% cheaper than airport locations in Aptos.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Aptos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Aptos is Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 64% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.