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

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Fly  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO

$79 - $192

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Bus, BART  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station Blue
  2. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station Yellow

$10 - $14

5 alternative options

Train, BART  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station Red

$32 - $67

Bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...

$20 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco 92.3 miles

$9 - $14

Shuttle  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco

$90 - $130

Towncar  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take a town car from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco 92.3 miles

$290 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco is to fly which costs $75 - $200 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Terminal A and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via J St & 4Th St and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) and San Francisco is 78 miles. The road distance is 92.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco without a car is to train and BART which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco 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 San Francisco is to fly which takes 1 h 29 min and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $40 and takes 3 h 34 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 San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 78.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

United Airlines flies from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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 Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
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 San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
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
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Shuttle
$90 - $130
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$290 - $400
Private
$290 - $400

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Francisco.

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

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