There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to San Rafael by bus, train 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.

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Bus, line 40 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th St and P St to Fairfield Transportation Center 30
  2. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART 90
  3. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40 / ...

$12 - $19

3 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40 / ...

$31 - $64

Bus, line 1482 bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the line 1482 bus from Oakland, Ca to San Rafael 1482

$24 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to San Rafael 83.2 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to San Rafael is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to San Rafael is to drive which takes 1 h 28 min and costs $8 - $12.

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The distance between Sacramento and San Rafael is 113 km. The road distance is 133 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Sacramento to San Rafael, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to San Rafael. However, there are services departing from 5th St and P St and arriving at San Rafael Transit Center Platform B via Fairfield Transportation Center and El Cerrito del Norte BART Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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

You can take a bus from Sacramento to San Rafael via Fairfield Transportation Center, El Cerrito Del Norte BART, and El Cerrito del Norte BART Station in around 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from 5th St and P St to Fairfield Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Golden Gate Transit
Website
goldengate.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Greyhound USA
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 Oakland, Ca to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19

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