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

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Fly from Sacramento  •  3 h 36 min

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

$99 - $476

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Bus  •  18 h 15 min

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

$75 - $190

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Train to Oakland, fly  •  5 h 42 min

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

$128 - $333

Train to San Jose, fly  •  6 h 46 min

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

$123 - $321

Train  •  19 h 57 min

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

$110 - $320

Drive  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Seattle 758.7 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Seattle, Wa. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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

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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 18 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min 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, depart from Sacramento Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Seattle is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 19 h 57 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 628.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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 30 minutes. Tickets cost $75 - $190 and the journey takes 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
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 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
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 57 min
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.

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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 Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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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 12 h 55 min 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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Book your Sacramento to Seattle bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 687+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $105 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 .

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