There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$30 - $75

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Bus, line 22 bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Lincoln 22

$8 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$29 - $86

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Santa Clara 116.7 miles

$11 - $17

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Santa Clara. However, there are services departing from Sacramento and arriving at El Camino & Lincoln via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Santa Clara Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Santa Clara is 89 miles. The road distance is 116.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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The train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak takes 2 h 49 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Sacramento to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Sacramento station.

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Sacramento to Santa Clara train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Sacramento Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Sacramento to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Lincoln station.

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Sacramento to Santa Clara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Santa Clara.
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  • Distance: 89 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Santa Clara, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Santa Clara every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Santa Clara via Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 3 h 14 min.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Lincoln
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Santa Clara is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Sacramento to Santa Clara.

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