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.

Recommended option

Fly Washington Dulles to Sacramento  •  8 h 59 min

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

$181 - $562

11 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Sacramento  •  9 h 52 min

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

$255 - $905

Train to Baltimore, fly to Sacramento  •  8 h 31 min

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

$248 - $752

Fly Reagan Washington to San Francisco, bus  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to San Francisco (SFO) DCA - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$184 - $598

Fly Washington Dulles to San Francisco, bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO) IAD - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$200 - $545

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco, bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca

$257 - $665

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland, train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall 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

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Jose, train  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall 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

Train  •  2 days 20 h

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

$389 - $1,155

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca

$285 - $734

Bus, train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4447
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak California Zephyr

$358 - $1,042

Drive  •  42 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Sacramento 2743.4 miles

$260 - $390

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Washington to Sacramento hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Sacramento via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sacramento via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
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 Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$300 - $390
Bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
21 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Sacramento is 3817 km. The road distance is 4389 km.

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Sacramento is to fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 8 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Washington to Sacramento is to train and fly which takes 8 h 31 min and costs $240 - $750.

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

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, Denver, Co and Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Washington to Sacramento, including transfers.