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.

Where to Eat in Aptos

If you’re looking for affordable options, Booka (8041 Soquel Dr) and Sevy's Bar + Kitchen (7500 Old Dominion Ct) are great picks.

When to visit Aptos

Aptos in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Aptos in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Aptos


Although Aptos doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 43 km from Aptos. Oakland Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and other airlines departing from New Zealand. The shortest flight to Aptos from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h 10m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Aptos. The train journey from Aptos to Los Angeles takes 0h 50m and costs around $30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Santa Clara, expect to pay about $32 for a 1h 01m trip.


Another option to get to Aptos is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 101 km from Aptos. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in San Francisco.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aptos, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Bus. From Fresno, the bus ride to Aptos takes 475 km and will cost you around $95. From Reno, the ticket costs about $35 for a journey of 531 km.

Airports near Aptos

Airlines serving Aptos

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Aptos

Average rates range from around $518 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $475 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Aptos

Hiring a car in Aptos

Expect to pay $1.85 per litre in Aptos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.09 and $29.46. The most frequently booked car type in Aptos is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Kia Soul or similar) is, on average, 47% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.