There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$30 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$28 - $86

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Santa Clara 116.7 miles

$11 - $17

Bus, fly, Caltrain  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain

$82 - $208

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara is to drive which takes 2 h 3 min and costs $11 - $17.

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The distance between Sacramento and Santa Clara is 142 km. The road distance is 187 km.

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The train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak takes 2 h 49 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Santa Clara Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Santa Clara, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Santa Clara every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Santa Clara via Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 3 h 12 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com

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