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There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Mountain View by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 28 min

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

$36 - $80

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Bus, line 522 bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Castro 22 / ...

$9 - $19

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Mountain View 120.1 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, Caltrain  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain

$80 - $203

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Mountain View is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Mountain View is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from Sacramento and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Mountain View is 89 miles. The road distance is 120.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Mountain View without a car is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Sacramento to Mountain View, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Mountain View bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Sacramento station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Mountain View is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs $8 - $20 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sacramento to Mountain View bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Castro station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Mountain View.
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  • Distance: 89.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Mountain View, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Mountain View every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Mountain View via San Jose and Eastridge Transit Center in around 4 h 28 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 Sacramento Valley Station 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
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Castro
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Mountain View is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Sacramento to Mountain View.

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United Airlines offers flights from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 443+ hotels available in Mountain View. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $2.

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