There are 5 ways to get from Stanford University to Sacramento by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Caltrain, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco to Sacramento FlixBus

$12 - $21

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BART, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...

$40 - $79

Line 522 bus, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery 522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$27 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Stanford University to Sacramento 118.4 miles

$11 - $17

Caltrain, fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF

$78 - $202

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The cheapest way to get from Stanford University to Sacramento is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stanford University to Sacramento is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stanford University to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Stanford Oval and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via Palo Alto Caltrain Station, San Jose, Ca and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Stanford University and Sacramento is 88 miles. The road distance is 118.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Stanford University to Sacramento without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $12 - $21.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Stanford University to Sacramento, including transfers.

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Stanford University to Sacramento bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain 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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Map of how to get from Stanford University to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 88.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Stanford University, CA, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Stanford University to Sacramento via Stanford Oval, Palo Alto Transit Center, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, and Oakland, Ca in around 5 h 13 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
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
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
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
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 Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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