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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 35 min

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

$75 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  5 h 38 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 San Bruno BART Station Yellow

$13 - $18

5 alternative options

Train, BART  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Red

$40 - $79

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 1st St to Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave 398

$23 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo 109.7 miles

$10 - $16

Shuttle  •  1 h 57 min

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

$100 - $150

Towncar  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take a town car from Sacramento Airport to San Mateo 109.7 miles

$340 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo is to fly which costs $75 - $190 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo. However, there are services departing from Terminal A and arriving at Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave via J St & 4Th St, Sacramento, Ca and Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) and San Mateo is 88 miles. The road distance is 109.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo without a car is to train and BART which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo, including transfers.

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo 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 Mateo is to fly which takes 1 h 35 min and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $45 and takes 5 h 20 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 Mateo bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo.
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  • Distance: 88.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

United Airlines flies from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo via J St & 4Th St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, San Francisco, Ca, and Mission St & 1st St in around 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to San Bruno BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
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 Mateo
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Shuttle
$100 - $150
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Sacramento Airport to San Mateo
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$340 - $470
Private
$340 - $470

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo is 110 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Mateo.

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

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There are 297+ hotels available in San Mateo. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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