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

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Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 9th St at N St to Placerville Station Transfer Center C

$19 - $42

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BART, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to 5th St and P St
  3. Take the bus from 5th St. at P St. to Placerville Station Transfer Center C

$15 - $24

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Train, bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Placerville Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$49 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Placerville 129.4 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Placerville Amtrak

$96 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Placerville is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Placerville is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Placerville station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Placerville Station Transfer Center via Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd and 9th St at N St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Placerville is 111 miles. The road distance is 129.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Placerville without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $19 - $45.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from San Francisco to Placerville, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Placerville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca 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 to Placerville bus services, operated by El Dorado Transit, arrive at Placerville Station Transfer Center.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Placerville is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from San Francisco to Placerville.

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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Placerville, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Placerville via Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, 8Th St & O St, and 9th St at N St in around 4 h 4 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
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 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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
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
El Dorado Transit
Website
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from 9th St at N St to Placerville Station Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from 5th St. at P St. to Placerville Station Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.com
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
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Placerville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to Placerville, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to 5th St and P St
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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

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There are 22+ hotels available in Placerville. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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