There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Alameda by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$29

Cheapest option

Bus Fairfield and Suisun Transit  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station Blue

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  1 h 59 min

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

$18 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Alameda 85.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Alameda is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Alameda is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Alameda is 70 miles. The road distance is 85.5 miles.

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The train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station takes 1 h 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Alameda. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Santa Clara Av:Park St via Broadway:Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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  • Distance: 69.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Alameda, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Alameda hourly. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Alameda hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 30 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 Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29
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.

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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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