Oakland to Sacramento Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $9
Fastest Way Bus — 1h 30min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 9 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 68 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Megabus
$9 · 1h 30min · 9 lb of CO2
Oakland to Sacramento
+4 more options
$32 · 1h 30min · 18 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$9 · 1h 28min · 17 lb of CO2
Oakland to Sacramento

Drive from Oakland to Sacramento

It's 69 miles between Oakland to Sacramento. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 28min and 1h 32min from Oakland to Sacramento under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Sacramento by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $9.

What is the best way to travel from Oakland to Sacramento?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Oakland to Sacramento. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of San Francisco towards Sacramento, as it is the cheapest to Sacramento. It's common to find tickets for as low as $9. Megabus operates from Oakland to Sacramento, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Oakland to Sacramento?

The trip to Sacramento is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Oakland. The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Sacramento is $9 and the quickest way takes just 2 hours 9 minutes with the bus. Megabus offers limited service between Sacramento and Oakland.We recommend booking the trip to Sacramento about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Oakland the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Sacramento.

Is the train or the bus better from Oakland to Sacramento CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Oakland to Sacramento. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Sacramento is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Oakland/Sacramento buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Oakland is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Oakland CA and Sacramento during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Oakland to Sacramento? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Sacramento traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Sacramento is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Oakland to Sacramento?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Oakland to Sacramento is by bus. The bus costs $9 roughly and will take 2 hours 9 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Oakland to Sacramento?

Amtrak costs about $32 between Oakland and Sacramento. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 34 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at OAC Oakland Coliseum Station, which is 6 miles from Oakland. Further, once you arrive at SAC Sacramento Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to Sacramento.

How long does it take from Oakland to Sacramento by car?

The total distance between Oakland and Sacramento is 69 miles and will take you about 1 hour 28 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $9.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Oakland to Sacramento
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Amtrak Amtrak from Oakland to Sacramento
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
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Megabus Megabus from Oakland to Sacramento
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Customer Service877-462-6342