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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$28 - $40

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Bus via Fairfield  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the bus from 9th St and O St to Fairfield Transportation Center Blue
  2. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART Gx

$5 - $13

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to San Pablo Av:Manila Av 72 / ...

$17 - $27

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to El Cerrito 72.2 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to El Cerrito is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to El Cerrito is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to El Cerrito. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at San Pablo Av:Manila Av via Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Sacramento and El Cerrito is 64 miles. The road distance is 72.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to El Cerrito without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m to get from Sacramento to El Cerrito, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to El Cerrito is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $27 and takes 2h 23m.

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Sacramento to El Cerrito bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at San Pablo Av:Manila Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to El Cerrito is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from Sacramento to El Cerrito.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to El Cerrito.
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  • Distance: 64.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and El Cerrito, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to El Cerrito hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to El Cerrito via Oakland, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 2h 23m.

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
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to San Pablo Av:Manila Av
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
AC Transit
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from 9th St and O St to Fairfield Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
FAST
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $2
Website
FAST

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