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There are 5 ways to get from San Carlos to Sacramento by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Caltrain, bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Carlos Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco to Sacramento FlixBus

$11 - $20

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BART, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...

$39 - $77

Bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to Mission St & 1st St 398
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...

$18 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from San Carlos to Sacramento 110.7 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF

$74 - $195

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The cheapest way to get from San Carlos to Sacramento is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Carlos to Sacramento is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Carlos to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via San Francisco, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between San Carlos and Sacramento is 86 miles. The road distance is 110.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Carlos to Sacramento without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $11 - $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from San Carlos to Sacramento, including transfers.

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San Carlos to Sacramento bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave station.

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The best way to get from San Carlos to Sacramento is to bus which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $18 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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San Carlos to Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Sacramento, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Carlos to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 85.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between San Carlos, CA, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Carlos to Sacramento via Mission St & 1st St and San Francisco, Ca in around 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from San Carlos to Sacramento every 4 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Carlos Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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 Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
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 San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between San Carlos to Sacramento is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from San Carlos to Sacramento.

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

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There are 134+ hotels available in Sacramento. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Carlos to San Francisco Airport is to line 398 bus which takes 37 min and costs $2 - $3.

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