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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento by plane, subway, train, bus, car or towncar

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Fly

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

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BART, bus

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Walnut Creek
  2. Take the bus from Walnut Creek BART to Sacramento Valley Station

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BART, train

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Richmond
  2. Take the train from Richmond to Sacramento

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Daly City BART Station to Sacramento

Drive

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento

San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento by subway and train

The journey time between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Sacramento is around 3h 36m and covers a distance of around 116 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 43 min. Operated by BART and Amtrak, the San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento service departs from San Francisco International Airport and arrives in Sacramento. Typically 116 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

116 Weekly Services
3h 36m Average Duration
$37 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento is to BART and bus which costs $11 - $18 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento is to fly which costs $90 - $320 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from San Francisco International Airport and arriving at Sacramento via Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Sacramento is 83 miles. The road distance is 98.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento without a car is to BART and train which takes 3h 36m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento train services, operated by BART, depart from San Francisco International Airport station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento is to fly which takes 1h 39m and costs $90 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $60 and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 83.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento twice daily. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Daly City BART Station to Sacramento twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Walnut Creek
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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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Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Daly City BART Station to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$15 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$10 - $14
Sol Trans
Website
soltrans.org
Bus from Walnut Creek BART to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
soltrans.org
65+, Disabled, Medicare
$1 - $3
youth 6-18
$1 - $4
Adults 19-64
$2 - $5
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$310 - $430
Private
$310 - $430

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento.

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

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