Sacramento to Mountain View Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $16
Fastest Way Train — 1h 44min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 16 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 89 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, United, Multiple Airlines
Train
$34 · 1h 44min · 22 lb of CO2
SAC to GAC
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Flight
$165 · 3h 38min · 1122 lb of CO2
SMF to SJC
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Sacramento to Mountain View Flights

There are 1 airports — SMF — that make sense to fly out of from Sacramento and 3 airports — SJC, SFO, OAK — to access Mountain View. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SMF.

Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, United operate flights which can help you travel from Sacramento to Mountain View.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to San Francisco Intl (SFO). United flies from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to San Francisco Intl (SFO) and is the quickest flight to get you from Sacramento to Mountain View.

Bus
$16 · 2h 49min · 35 lb of CO2
Sacramento to San Jose
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Drive
$12 · 1h 48min · 21 lb of CO2
Sacramento to Mountain View

Drive from Sacramento to Mountain View

It's 89 miles between Sacramento to Mountain View. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 48min and 1h 53min from Sacramento to Mountain View under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 59min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Mountain View 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 $11.

What is the best way to travel from Sacramento to Mountain View?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Sacramento to Mountain View. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Sacramento towards San Jose, as it is the cheapest to Mountain View. It's common to find tickets for as low as $16. Greyhound operates from Sacramento to Mountain View, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Sacramento to Mountain View?

On your trip from Sacramento to Mountain View, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Sacramento to Mountain View CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Sacramento to Mountain View. 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 Mountain View is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Sacramento/Mountain View buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Sacramento 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 Sacramento CA and Mountain View 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 Sacramento to Mountain View? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Mountain View 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 Mountain View 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 Sacramento to Mountain View?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Sacramento to Mountain View is by bus. The bus costs $16 roughly and will take 6 hours 20 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Sacramento to Mountain View?

Amtrak costs about $35 between Sacramento and Mountain View. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 57 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at SAC Sacramento Amtrak, which is 1 miles from Sacramento. Further, once you arrive at SCC Santa Clara or you will still have 9 miles to Mountain View.

How long does it take from Sacramento to Mountain View by car?

The total distance between Sacramento and Mountain View is 89 miles and will take you about 1 hour 48 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $12.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Sacramento to Mountain View
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Sacramento to Mountain View
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Sacramento to Mountain View
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Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines from Sacramento to Mountain View
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jetBlue jetBlue from Sacramento to Mountain View
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United United from Sacramento to Mountain View
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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