There are 2 ways to get from San Francisco to Sonora by train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Modesto Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take a taxi from Modesto Amtrak to Sonora

$153 - $220

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sonora 133 miles

$13 - $19

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Sonora is 113 miles. The road distance is 133 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from San Francisco to Sonora without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 42 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from San Francisco to Sonora, including transfers.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Sonora is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from San Francisco to Sonora.

Get driving directions

There are 111+ hotels available in Sonora. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from San Francisco to Sonora.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 112.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Sonora. However, you can take the BART to Richmond BART Station, take the walk to Richmond Transit Station, take the train to Modesto Amtrak, then take the taxi to Sonora. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Sonora.

Train operators

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
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Modesto Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
$160 - $220
Other operators
Taxi from Modesto Amtrak to Sonora
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Desoto Cab Co
+1 209-999-9999
Red Top Taxi
+1 209-524-4741
Metro Cab Co
+1 209-888-8888

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.