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There are 3 ways to get from San Francisco to Sacramento by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Sacramento FlixBus / ...

$5 - $35

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Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Sacramento Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...

$32 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento 87.9 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Sacramento is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Sacramento is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco and arriving at Sacramento. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Sacramento is 75 miles. The road distance is 87.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Sacramento without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $5 - $35.

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The bus from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Sacramento is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $5 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $31 - $33 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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San Francisco to Sacramento bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Sacramento station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Sacramento is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from San Francisco to Sacramento.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 75.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Sacramento every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Sacramento hourly. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.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
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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