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

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  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$33 - $78

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, night bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Eastridge Transit Center 22 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose, CA to Sacramento, CA N2002

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6844 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...

$29 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Sacramento 120.1 miles

$11 - $17

Caltrain, fly  •  4 h 20 min

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

$79 - $202

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Sacramento is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Sacramento is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Sacramento is 89 miles. The road distance is 120.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Sunnyvale to Sacramento, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Hollenbeck and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via 1St & Santa Clara, San Jose, Ca and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunnyvale to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at Sacramento Amtrak via Santa Clara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Sunnyvale to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 89.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Sunnyvale, CA, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sunnyvale to Sacramento every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunnyvale to Sacramento via Santa Clara & 2Nd, 1St & Santa Clara, San Jose Caltrain Station, San Jose, Ca, and Oakland, Ca in around 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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.

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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
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Eastridge Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from San Jose, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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