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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Sacramento by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Sacramento  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sacramento (SMF) SEA - SMF

$100 - $475

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Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca 1431 / ...

$70 - $190

3 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station

$129 - $335

Train  •  20h 30m

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight

$110 - $320

Drive  •  12h 55m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Sacramento 758.9 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Sacramento is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Sacramento is to fly which costs $100 - $480 and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Sacramento, Ca. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Sacramento Valley Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 30m.

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The distance between Seattle and Sacramento is 629 miles. The road distance is 758.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Sacramento without a car is to bus which takes 18h and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Seattle to Sacramento, including transfers.

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Seattle to Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Sacramento is to fly which takes 4h 3m and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 18h, you could also train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 20h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 628.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Seattle to Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Seattle to Sacramento every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 18h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Seattle to Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Sacramento, Ca station.

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Seattle to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Valley Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Sacramento is 759 miles. It takes approximately 12h 55m to drive from Seattle to Sacramento.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Seattle Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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Book your Seattle to Sacramento bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Sacramento. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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