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There are 5 ways to get from Sacramento to Alameda by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  1 h 48 min

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

$28 - $65

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Bus Fairfield and Suisun Transit  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from J St. and 6th St. to Pleasant Hill BART Station Blue

$10 - $13

3 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

Fly, BART  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the BART from 24th St. Mission BART Station to Fruitvale BART Station

$81 - $205

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Alameda without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs $28 - $65.

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

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Sacramento to Alameda bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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Sacramento to Alameda train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Valley Station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Alameda is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs $28 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $35 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Alameda.
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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 $28 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Alameda every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 30 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 Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 24th St. Mission BART Station to Fruitvale BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from J St. and 6th St. to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST

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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 to Alameda bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Sacramento to Alameda train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Alameda is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to drive from Sacramento to Alameda.

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

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There are 624+ hotels available in Alameda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $2.

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