There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley by subway, train, bus, car or plane

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BART, train, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Richmond BART Station
  3. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St 5

$42 - $89

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Line 292 bus, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 1st St 292 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

BART, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley 155.2 miles

$15 - $22

Fly, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St via San Francisco, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Amtrak and Nevada St at Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Grass Valley is 133 miles. The road distance is 155.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley without a car is to BART and train and bus which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Auburn Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley is 155 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley.
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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Grass Valley, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Grass Valley via Mission St & 1st St, San Francisco, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, Auburn Amtrak, and Nevada St at Amtrak Station in around 7 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Nevada County Gold Country Stage
Phone
530.477.0103
Email
GoldCountryStage@co.nevada.ca.us
Website
goldcountrystage.com
Bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldcountrystage.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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