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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  •  1h 47m

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

$80 - $260

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Walnut Creek Yellow-N
  2. Take the bus from Walnut Creek BART to J St. and 6th St. Blue

$15 - $19

4 alternative options

BART, train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Richmond Red-N
  2. Take the train from Richmond to Sacramento Capitol Corridor / ...

$37 - $53

Bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Station to Sacramento 2065

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento 98.6 miles

$9 - $14

Towncar  •  1h 45m

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento 98.6 miles

$310 - $430

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

The journey time between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Sacramento is around 4h 13m and covers a distance of around 116 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 8m. Operated by BART and Fairfield and Suisun Transit, the San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento service departs from San Francisco International Airport and arrives in J St. and 6th St.. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 13m
Fastest journey time:
3h 8m
Journey distance:
116 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
$15
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:03
Last service departs at:
21:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento subway and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level and arriving at Sacramento via Redwood City Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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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 40m.

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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 40m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Redwood City Station.

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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 47m and costs $80 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 18m.

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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 47m

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus-us operates a bus from Redwood City Station to Sacramento 5 times a week, and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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 30 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Walnut Creek BART to J St. and 6th St.
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Redwood City Station to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sacramento bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Sacramento station.

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

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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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