Most visitors arrive in Scotts Valley by car. Two exits off of the winding California State Route 17 take visitors into the city.
There is no train service in Scotts Valley, but a collaboration between Amtrak, Santa Clara County's Valley Transit Authority, and Santa Cruz County's Metro Transit District has resulted in frequent, daily, hour-long bus trips between downtown San Jose and Scotts Valley. The "Highway 17 Express" costs $4 each way; an $8 day pass entitles the bearer to free use of both the VTA and Metro mass transit systems for the day (2008 rates). In San Jose, this bus stops at the Diridon train station (with connections to CalTrain), VTA light rail stops in downtown San Jose, and at San Jose State University. In Santa Cruz County, it stops at the Cavallero Transit Center in Scotts Valley (on King's Village Road, just off Mount Hermon Road). Some routes continue into downtown Santa Cruz. This bus route is popular with students, non-drivers, and regular commuters to the downtown San Jose area.
The Greyhound bus service also provides service to the area from San Francisco.
The nearest airports with scheduled passenger service are in San Jose and Monterey. The nearest municipal airport for private planes is in Watsonville.
Los Gallos Taqueria--A valley favorite with amazing burritos. The breakfast burrito is highly recommended.