There are 5 ways to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Petaluma, CA 6412 / ...

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Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center to E Washington St & Lakeville St 101 / ...

$27 - $51

3 alternative options

Train, bus, line 40 bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
  2. Take the bus from Richmond BART to Tewksbury Av:Castro St 72M
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40
  4. Take the train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma 86.9 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take a town car from Sacramento Airport to Petaluma 86.9 miles

$270 - $380

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma. However, there are services departing from Terminal A and arriving at E Washington St & Lakeville St via 8Th St & K St, Sacramento, Ca and Salesforce Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) and Petaluma is 65 miles. The road distance is 86.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 4 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma, including transfers.

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

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at E Washington St & Lakeville St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Petaluma. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Petaluma via J St. at 4th St., 8Th St & K St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, San Francisco, Ca, and Salesforce Transit Center in around 5 h 2 min.

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 Sacramento Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez, CA to Petaluma, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center to E Washington St & Lakeville St
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Richmond BART to Tewksbury Av:Castro St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Sacramento Airport to Petaluma
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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