How to travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA

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Travel Information from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA

distanceDistance74 miles (120 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 1 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Amtrak

Travel 74 miles (120 km) by bus or train between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.

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from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA

How to get from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
05:30PM2h05
San Francisco, CA
07:35PMSacramento, CA
$151One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
05:30PM2h05
San Francisco, CA
07:35PMSacramento, CA
$151One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
05:30PM2h05
San Francisco, CA
07:35PMSacramento, CA
$151One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
10:05PM3h00
San Francisco, CA
01:05AMSacramento, CA
$151One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:00PM2h40
San Francisco, CA
11:40PMSacramento, CA
$161One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
03:30AM2h15
San Francisco, CA
05:45AMSacramento, CA
$171One-way
0 transfers

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Travel on FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound travel between San Francisco and Sacramento at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains to Sacramento from San Francisco, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

      FAQs: Travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA

      FAQs: Travel to Sacramento, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.
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      There are 2 travel options between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. You can take a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Sacramento, CA from San Francisco, CA is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11).

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

      A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train with an average ticket price of $21 (€18) from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.

      The fastest way from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 49 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Sacramento, CA that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 2 h of travel time.

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

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

      • 5 buses a day.

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

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

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA:

        • You can travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus with FlixBus or Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€11) with FlixBus from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.
        • You can go to Sacramento, CA from San Francisco, CA by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $21 (€18) with Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA with the following travel companies:

        • Direct bus available with FlixBus or Greyhound 5 direct buses per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Sacramento, CA as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.

        Omio customers who travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA often also extend their vacation to go to Los Angeles, CA, Reno, NV, Portland, OR or Oakland, CA. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Sacramento, CA and these popular destinations at a great price.

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