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

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Bus  •  3h 40m

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

$9 - $20

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Train, bus  •  5h 12m

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

BART, bus  •  6h

  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

$9 - $16

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Placerville 129.4 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, bus  •  5h 16m

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

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Placerville is to BART and bus which costs $9 - $17 and takes 6h.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Placerville station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Placerville Station Transfer Center via 8Th St & Broadway and 9th St at N St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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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 3h 40m and costs $9 - $20.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from San Francisco to Placerville, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Placerville bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 56m.

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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 2h 14m to drive from San Francisco to Placerville.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Placerville.
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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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, 8Th St & Broadway, 8Th St & N St, and 9th St at N St in around 3h 40m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
56m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
El Dorado Transit
Website
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from 9th St at N St to Placerville Station Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
45m
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
1h 8m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Placerville Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to 5th St and P St
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Placerville. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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

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