There are 5 ways to get from Sacramento to San Mateo by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to San Francisco FlixBus

$10 - $19

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Train, BART, bus  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
  2. Take the BART from Richmond to San Bruno Red
  3. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & 4th Ave Ecr

$34 - $46

Bus via Sacramento, Ca  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 1st St to Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave 398

$19 - $27

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to San Mateo 104.7 miles

$10 - $15

Fly  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO

$74 - $196

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to San Mateo is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to San Mateo is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to San Mateo. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave via Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Sacramento and San Mateo is 84 miles. The road distance is 104.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to San Mateo without a car is to bus which takes 3h 31m and costs $10 - $19.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Sacramento to San Mateo, including transfers.

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Sacramento to San Mateo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to San Mateo is to bus which takes 3h 31m and costs $10 - $19. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Sacramento to San Mateo bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to San Mateo.
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  • Distance: 84.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and San Mateo, CA, USA?

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Sacramento to San Mateo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $12 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Sacramento to San Mateo 5 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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
1h 25m
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to San Bruno
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & 4th Ave
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to Hwy 101 & 3rd Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.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
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to San Mateo is 105 miles. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Sacramento to San Mateo.

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

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There are 287+ hotels available in San Mateo. Prices start at $100 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 - $4.

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