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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento by plane, train, tram, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sacramento (SMF) LAX - SMF

$75 - $227

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 1446 / ...

$14 - $100

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Fly from Burbank  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Sacramento (SMF) BUR - SMF

$117 - $319

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Sacramento (SMF) ONT - SMF

$157 - $356

Tram to Long Beach, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Sacramento (SMF) LGB - SMF

$96 - $246

Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Sacramento (SMF) SNA - SMF

$177 - $437

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$70

Bus, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak San Joaquins

$50 - $130

Train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight

$80 - $230

Drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Sacramento 386.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento is to fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Sacramento, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Sacramento Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Sacramento is 364 miles. The road distance is 386.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $14 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs $75 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $100 and takes 7 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 13 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 363.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Santa Ana to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Santa Ana to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Los Angeles to Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Sacramento, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Sacramento is 387 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to drive from Los Angeles to Sacramento.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Sacramento. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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