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

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Train  •  4 h 18 min

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

$34 - $80

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA
  3. Take the bus from W Oakland BART to Sacramento

$13 - $32

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Sacramento 121.1 miles

$11 - $18

Caltrain, fly  •  4 h 4 min

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

$82 - $207

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The cheapest way to get from Mountain View to Sacramento is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mountain View to Sacramento is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mountain View to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Castro and arriving at Sacramento via San Jose, CA and W Oakland BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mountain View to Sacramento station. However, there are services departing from Mountain View Caltrain and arriving at Sacramento Valley Station via Santa Clara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Mountain View and Sacramento is 89 miles. The road distance is 121.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Sacramento without a car is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Mountain View to Sacramento, including transfers.

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

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Mountain View to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Sacramento is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs $13 - $35 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Mountain View to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 89.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Mountain View to Sacramento every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mountain View to Sacramento via Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, CA, and W Oakland BART in around 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
52 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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
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
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Castro to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to West Oakland, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from W Oakland BART to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Mountain View to Sacramento bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Sacramento station.

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Mountain View to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Valley Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mountain View to Sacramento is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Mountain View to Sacramento.

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

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