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from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA

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Travel Information between Sacramento, CA and San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance74 miles (120 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Travel 74 miles (120 km) by bus or train from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Sacramento, CA and San Francisco, CA?

The cheapest way to go to San Francisco, CA from Sacramento, CA is by taking a bus, which costs on average $10 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to San Francisco, CA:

Taking a bus is usually $18 (€15) less than taking a train to San Francisco, CA, which costs on average $28 (€23) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA?

The fastest way from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA is by bus with an average journey time of 2 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to San Francisco, CA that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to San Francisco, CA by train can take on average 2 h 32 min.

How many miles from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA would I travel?

The Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA distance is around 74 miles (120 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA?

The average frequency per day from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to San Francisco, CA from Sacramento, CA as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA, where do I depart from Sacramento, CA and where do I arrive in San Francisco, CA?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA:

    Which travel operators can get me to San Francisco, CA from Sacramento, CA?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus to go to San Francisco, CA by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA tickets on Omio for $10 (€8).
    • Amtrak can take you to San Francisco, CA by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA for $28 (€23).

    Where should I go next after I travel from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA?

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Sacramento, CA and San Francisco, CA itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between San Francisco, CA and any of these top destinations today!

    When should I purchase a ticket from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $10 (€8) one way.
    • Train tickets cost $28 (€23) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.