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

Cheapest option

Bus, line 40 bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from 9th St and L St to Fairfield Transportation Center
  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 / ...

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

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

Questions & Answers

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 costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and San Rafael is 71 miles. The road distance is 83.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 42 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 Sacramento, Ca and arriving at San Rafael via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 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 Oakland, Ca in around 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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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
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.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
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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 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
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from 9th St and L St to Fairfield Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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