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

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Bus, line 101 bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to Santa Rosa 417 Santa Rosa - Morelia / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to 4th St & C St 101 / ...

$3 - $6

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Petaluma, CA 6412 / ...

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center to E Washington St & Lakeville St 101 / ...

$22 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Petaluma 81.6 miles

$8 - $12

Fly, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Petaluma, CA

$101 - $226

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Petaluma is to bus and line 101 bus which costs $3 - $6 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Petaluma is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Petaluma. However, there are services departing from Sacramento and arriving at 4th St & C St via Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Petaluma is 67 miles. The road distance is 81.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Petaluma without a car is to bus and line 101 bus which takes 2 h 43 min and costs $3 - $6.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Sacramento to Petaluma, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Sacramento to Petaluma bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at 4th St & C St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Petaluma is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Sacramento to Petaluma.

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  • Distance: 66.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Petaluma via Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St in around 2 h 43 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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 Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 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 4th St & C St
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center to E Washington St & Lakeville St
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez, CA to Petaluma, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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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United Airlines offers flights from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 109+ hotels available in Petaluma. Prices start at $115 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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