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

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BART, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  2. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$40 - $79

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave Ecr
  2. Take the bus from Millbrae to Sacramento FlixBus

$7 - $19

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St 398
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...

$20 - $42

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Stanford University to Sacramento 118.4 miles

$11 - $17

Caltrain, fly  •  4h 24m

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

$81 - $206

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Stanford University to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Campus Oval and arriving at Sacramento via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and Millbrae. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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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 BART and train which takes 4h 55m and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Stanford University to Sacramento, including transfers.

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Stanford University to Sacramento bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 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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Stanford University to Sacramento bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Sacramento station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stanford University to Sacramento is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Stanford University to Sacramento.

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  • Distance: 88.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Stanford University to Sacramento via Campus Oval, Lytton Ave @ Alma, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9, El Camino Real & Linden Ave, and Millbrae in around 5h 21m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Millbrae to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
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
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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

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