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

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to Santa Rosa 417 Santa Rosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave 101

$6 - $10

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Train  •  3 h 20 min

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

$35 - $71

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave 101 / ...

$22 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Novato 77 miles

$7 - $11

Fly, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the bus from McAllister St & Hyde St to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave

$84 - $211

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Novato is to bus which costs $6 - $10 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Novato is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Novato. However, there are services departing from Sacramento and arriving at Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave via Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Novato is 67 miles. The road distance is 77 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Novato without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $6 - $10.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Sacramento to Novato, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Novato bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Sacramento station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Novato is to bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $6 - $10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Sacramento to Novato bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Novato.
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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Novato via Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St in around 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Novato hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from McAllister St & Hyde St to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Novato is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Sacramento to Novato.

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

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There are 76+ hotels available in Novato. Prices start at $109 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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