There are 7 ways to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley by plane, subway, train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Fly, BART  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station

$82 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station Blue

$18 - $24

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Capitol Corridor

$31 - $66

Bus, line 6 bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Oxford St:Addison St 6 / ...

$22 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley 82.8 miles

$8 - $12

Shuttle  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sacramento Airport to Berkeley

$80 - $120

Towncar  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take a town car from Sacramento Airport to Berkeley 82.8 miles

$260 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley. However, there are services departing from Terminal A and arriving at Oxford St:Addison St via 3Rd St & J St, Sacramento, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) and Berkeley is 68 miles. The road distance is 82.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley, including transfers.

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus and line 6 bus, which costs $22 - $45 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Oxford St:Addison St station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley.
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  • Distance: 68.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Sacramento Airport (SMF), USA and Berkeley, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Berkeley via J St. at 4th St., 3Rd St & J St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 3 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
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
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 Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Oxford St:Addison St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sacramento Airport to Berkeley
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Towncar from Sacramento Airport to Berkeley
Estimated price
$260 - $360

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