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San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus

The journey from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus is 75.12 mi and takes 2 hr 53 min. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 8:50 PM. It is possible to travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus for as little as $12.24 or as much as $41.36. The best price for this journey is $12.24.

Lowest Price$12.24
Journey Duration2 hr 53 min
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price$12.24
Highest Price$41.36
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure8:50 PM
Distance75.12 mi
DepartureSan Francisco, CA
ArrivalSacramento, CA
CarriersGreyhound, FlixBusMore

San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA Bus Times

Departure date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?

The prices for bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA will cost $12.24. The average bus ticket price is approximately $19.06. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about $19.06 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus?

With a distance of 75.12 mi between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA, it will usually take 2 hr 53 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 2 hr 53 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA is around 75.12 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hr 53 min. However, the fastest routes between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA take 2 hr 0 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many journeys from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA are there every day?

If you want to get from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 18 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 13 direct journeys between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 5 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $11.24 to $21.03 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 47% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA

The cheapest San Francisco, CA - Sacramento, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $12.00 if you’re lucky, or $13.64 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $15.91.

Find the best day to travel to Sacramento, CA by bus

When travelling to Sacramento, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Ticket types and facilities from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Greyhound, FlixBus and Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA
Compare services on board when travelling from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus.
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San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
8.46kg
Bus
9.07kg
Flight
24.18kg
Car
19.34kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?
A bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is $19.06. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $12.24.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is $12.24. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA by bus?
San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is 75.12 mi.
How long does the bus between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA take?
San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is on average 2 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound, FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound Lines, Inc..
How many bus connections per day go from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?
San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA leave?
The earliest bus from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA departs at 12:30 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA depart?
The latest bus from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA departs at 8:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $12.24 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?
There are on average 13 direct connection(s) from San Francisco, CA to go to Sacramento, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA is 2 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA by bus?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA creates 9.07kg of CO2 emissions.

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