There are 6 ways to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Sacramento  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Salt Lake City (SLC) SMF - SLC

$80 - $305

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Bus  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut 1314

$69 - $173

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Train to Oakland, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Salt Lake City (SLC) OAK - SLC

$119 - $462

Bus to San Francisco, fly  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC) SFO - SLC

$105 - $275

Train  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak California Zephyr

$100 - $290

Drive  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Salt Lake City 654 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 9 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 56 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Salt Lake City is 535 miles. The road distance is 654 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 57 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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Sacramento to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Sacramento Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 3 h 16 min and costs $80 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 12 h 57 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 14 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Salt Lake City.
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  • Distance: 535.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Sacramento to Salt Lake City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Salt Lake City via Reno, Nv in around 12 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Salt Lake City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
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 Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Reno, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Sacramento to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City is 1 h ahead of Sacramento. It is currently 4:42 PM in Sacramento and 5:42 PM in Salt Lake City.

Sacramento to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salt Lake City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Salt Lake City is 654 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to drive from Sacramento to Salt Lake City.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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Book your Sacramento to Salt Lake City bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 253+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $79 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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