There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Novato by train, bus, subway 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus, line 40 bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Richmond BART to Tewksbury Av:Castro St 72M
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40
  4. Take the bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform C to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave 101 / ...

$34 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to Powell St.
  3. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to DeLong Ave & Reichert Ave 101 / ...

$20 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave 101 / ...

$20 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Novato 77 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Novato is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 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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The distance between Sacramento and Novato is 67 miles. The road distance is 77 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Sacramento to Novato, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Novato. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave via Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Novato via San Francisco, Ca and Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal in around 4 h 2 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 Richmond Transit Station 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
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Richmond BART to Tewksbury Av:Castro St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform C to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to DeLong Ave & Reichert Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Marin Transit
Website
marintransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
marintransit.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.

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 San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $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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