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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Sacramento  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Sacramento (SMF) MDW - SMF

$166 - $608

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sacramento (SMF) ORD - SMF

$96 - $378

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Fly Chicago Midway to Oakland, train  •  10h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Oakland (OAK) MDW - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Sacramento

$200 - $855

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Oakland, train  •  10h 30m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Oakland (OAK) ORD - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Sacramento

$100 - $395

Fly Chicago Midway to San Jose, train  •  11h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Jose (SJC) MDW - SJC
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento

$358 - $706

Fly Chicago Midway to San Francisco, train  •  11h 12m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Francisco (SFO) MDW - SFO
  2. Take the train from Richmond to Sacramento

$204 - $614

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reno, night bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Reno (RNO) ORD - RNO
  2. Take the night bus from Reno Downtown to Sacramento Midtown

Train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento California Zephyr

$212 - $292

Bus, night bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Louis
  2. Take the bus from St Louis to Barstow
  3. Take the bus from Barstow Station to Los Angeles
  4. Take the night bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento Midtown

Drive  •  31h 9m

  1. Drive from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento 2055.4 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento is to fly which costs $95 - $380 and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Carlson Dr & State Univ Drive North via St Louis, Barstow Station, Los Angeles and J St & Alhambra Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to California State University, Sacramento station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at University/65th Street Station via Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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It is 1796 miles from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento. It is approximately 2055.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento without a car is to train which takes 2 days 3h and costs $210 - $300.

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It takes approximately 7h 50m to get from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento, including transfers.

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Chicago to California State University, Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to California State University, Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento is to fly which takes 7h 50m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $300 and takes 2 days 3h.

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  • Distance: 1796.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and California State University, Sacramento, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento once daily. Tickets cost $200 - $290 and the journey takes 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
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 Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Richmond to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Seat
$480 - $700
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Reno Downtown to Sacramento Midtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Barstow Station to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento Midtown
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to St Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from St Louis to Barstow
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $230
Flexible
$240 - $350

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 25m.

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Chicago to California State University, Sacramento bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Sacramento Midtown station.

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Chicago to California State University, Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to California State University, Sacramento is 2055 miles. It takes approximately 31h 9m to drive from Chicago to California State University, Sacramento.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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There are 129+ hotels available in California State University, Sacramento. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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