There are 5 ways to get from Sacramento to Sunnyvale by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 15 min

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

$36 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA 2001
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Pastoria 22 / ...

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 28 min

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

$28 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Sunnyvale 118.8 miles

$11 - $17

Bus, fly, Caltrain  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain

$79 - $203

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Sunnyvale is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Sunnyvale is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Sunnyvale is 89 miles. The road distance is 118.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Sacramento to Sunnyvale, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, CA and arriving at El Camino & Pastoria via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sacramento to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Sunnyvale Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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United Airlines offers flights from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Sunnyvale.
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  • Distance: 89.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Sunnyvale, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Sunnyvale every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Sunnyvale via Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 3 h 28 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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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 Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Pastoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com

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