There are 12 ways to get from Washington to Sacramento by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Washington Dulles to Sacramento  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Sacramento (SMF) IAD - SMF

$181 - $562

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Fly Reagan Washington to Sacramento  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Sacramento (SMF) DCA - SMF

$195 - $755

Train to Baltimore, fly to Sacramento  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Sacramento (SMF) BWI - SMF

$248 - $752

Fly Reagan Washington to San Francisco, train  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to San Francisco (SFO) DCA - SFO
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak

$199 - $627

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland, train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK
  3. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak

$252 - $772

Fly Washington Dulles to San Francisco, train  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO) IAD - SFO
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak

$215 - $574

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco, train  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO
  3. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak

$272 - $694

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Jose, train  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose (SJC) BWI - SJC
  3. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak

$258 - $727

Bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Fresno, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$289 - $754

Train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento Amtrak California Zephyr

$389 - $1,155

Bus, train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento Amtrak California Zephyr

$357 - $1,038

Drive  •  42 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Sacramento 2743.4 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via Harrisburg, Pa, Las Vegas, Nv and Fresno, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Sacramento Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

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The distance between Washington and Sacramento is 2386 miles. The road distance is 2743.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Sacramento without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 20 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Washington to Sacramento, including transfers.

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Washington to Sacramento bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Sacramento is to fly which takes 8 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 20 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 20 h.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 43 min.

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

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  • Distance: 2385.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Sacramento, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Washington to Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Sacramento via Harrisburg, Pa, Las Vegas, Nv, and Fresno, Ca in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
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 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
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$280 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
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 Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $360
Flexible
$420 - $550
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Sacramento is 3 h behind Washington. It is currently 6:13 AM in Washington and 3:13 AM in Sacramento.

Washington to Sacramento train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Sacramento is 2743 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 18 min to drive from Washington to Sacramento.

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American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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Book your Washington to Sacramento train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Washington to Sacramento bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Sacramento. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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