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There are 9 ways to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Sacramento  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Sacramento (SMF) MSP - SMF

$174 - $605

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Fly to Oakland, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Oakland (OAK) MSP - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station

$208 - $505

Fly to San Francisco, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO) MSP - SFO
  2. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station

$178 - $437

Fly to Reno, bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Reno (RNO) MSP - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno to Midtown

$220 - $972

Fly to San Jose, train  •  10h 7m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Jose (SJC) MSP - SJC
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station

$184 - $493

Bus  •  46h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Des Moines, IA 201
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Reno to Midtown

$246 - $473

Bus, train  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station

$324 - $854

Train  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Portland Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight

$322 - $963

Drive  •  29h 38m

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Sacramento 1968.1 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento is to fly which costs $170 - $650 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento is to fly which costs $170 - $650 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis and arriving at Midtown via Des Moines, IA, Denver, Co and Reno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 51m.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Sacramento is 1520 miles. The road distance is 1968.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento without a car is to bus which takes 46h 51m and costs $240 - $480.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Sacramento bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento is to fly which takes 6h 10m and costs $170 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $480 and takes 46h 51m, you could also train, which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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Minneapolis to Sacramento bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Midtown station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 1520.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Des Moines, IA, Denver, CO, Denver, Co, Reno, Nv, and Reno in around 46h 51m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Reno via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
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
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
45h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$950 - $1,400
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
37h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Portland Union Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$380 - $550
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to Midtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260

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Sacramento is 2h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 5:21 AM in Minneapolis and 3:21 AM in Sacramento.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Sacramento is 1968 miles. It takes approximately 29h 38m to drive from Minneapolis to Sacramento.

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Sacramento. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18m and costs $2 - $3.

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