There are 8 ways to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Sacramento  •  6 h 6 min

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

$174 - $605

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO) MSP - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$163 - $408

6 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, train  •  8 h 48 min

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

$208 - $505

Fly to San Jose, train  •  9 h 39 min

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

$184 - $490

Bus  •  47 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca

$259 - $566

Train  •  2 days 8 h

  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 Amtrak Coast Starlight

$322 - $963

Bus, train  •  2 days 12 h

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

$326 - $868

Drive  •  29 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Sacramento 1968.1 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $410 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via Kansas City, Mo, Denver, Co and Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 40 min.

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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 47 h 40 min and costs $250 - $600.

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

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Sacramento is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $170 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $600 and takes 47 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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

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 Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, Denver, Co, and Reno, Nv in around 47 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 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
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
37 h 50 min
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
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
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 20 min
Frequency
Once 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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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