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There are 7 ways to get from Placerville to San Francisco by bus, train, subway, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train via 8th St. at I St.  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to 8th St. at I St. C
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$32 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  3. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$8 - $11

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to P St. at 16th St. C
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St FlixBus

$10 - $28

Bus, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$30 - $61

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Placerville to San Francisco 129.4 miles

$12 - $19

Bus to Sacramento, fly to San Francisco  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to 5th St. at P St.
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO

$80 - $206

Bus, bus to Reno, fly to Oakland  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Amtrak Bus Stop to Stateline Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the bus from Ltrh to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  3. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK

$122 - $511

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The cheapest way to get from Placerville to San Francisco is to bus and BART which costs $8 - $12 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Placerville to San Francisco is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Placerville station to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Placerville Station Transfer Center and arriving at San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Q St & 16Th St and Sacramento, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 51m.

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The distance between Placerville and San Francisco is 111 miles. The road distance is 129.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Placerville to San Francisco without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 36m and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Placerville to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Placerville to San Francisco bus services, operated by El Dorado Transit, arrive at Placerville Station Transfer Center.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Placerville to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Placerville to San Francisco is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Placerville to San Francisco.

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Map of how to get from Placerville to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Placerville, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Placerville to San Francisco via P St. at 16th St., Q St & 16Th St, 65Th St & West End Island 3, and Sacramento, CA in around 4h 51m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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 Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
El Dorado Transit
Website
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to 8th St. at I St.
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to P St. at 16th St.
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to 5th St. at P St.
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
megabus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from University/65th station to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Placerville Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Placerville Amtrak Bus Stop to Stateline Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Ltrh to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com

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