There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Sacramento by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly to Sacramento  •  4 h

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Sacramento (SMF) SAN - SMF

$104 - $434

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 1446

$58 - $140

7 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$93 - $358

Fly to Oakland, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak

$118 - $424

Fly to San Jose, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$109 - $410

Bus, train  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak

$87 - $213

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$85 - $86

Train  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight

$113 - $304

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Sacramento 507.6 miles

$45 - $75

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Sacramento via Los Angeles, Ca in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 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 Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Sacramento is 761 km. The road distance is 812 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Sacramento is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Sacramento is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $100 - $440.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Sacramento Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 48 min.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from San Diego to Sacramento, including transfers.