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There are 6 ways to get from Sacramento to Seattle by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Sacramento  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Seattle (SEA) SMF - SEA

$99 - $476

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Bus  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Seattle, Wa 1420 / ...

$75 - $190

4 alternative options

Train to Oakland, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Seattle (SEA) OAK - SEA

$128 - $333

Train to San Jose, fly  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Seattle (SEA) SJC - SEA

$123 - $324

Train  •  19h 57m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Seattle King Street Station Coast Starlight

$110 - $320

Drive  •  12h 55m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Seattle 758.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Seattle is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Seattle is to fly which costs $95 - $480 and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Seattle, Wa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Valley Station station and arriving at Seattle King Street Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 57m.

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The distance between Sacramento and Seattle is 629 miles. The road distance is 758.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 18h 15m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Sacramento to Seattle, including transfers.

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

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Sacramento to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Valley Station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Seattle is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs $95 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 18h 15m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 19h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 628.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Sacramento to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Seattle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $190 and the journey takes 18h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
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 Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
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
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
19h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Sacramento to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Sacramento to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Seattle is 759 miles. It takes approximately 12h 55m to drive from Sacramento to Seattle.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 666+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12m and costs $2.

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