Sacramento to Petaluma Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $19
Fastest Way Train — 1h 13min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 12 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 66 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$28 · 3h 4min · 17 lb of CO2
Sacramento to Santa Rosa
+4 more options
$30 · 1h 13min · 17 lb of CO2
+3 more options
$9 · 1h 26min · 17 lb of CO2
Sacramento to Petaluma

Drive from Sacramento to Petaluma

It's 67 miles between Sacramento to Petaluma. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 26min and 1h 30min from Sacramento to Petaluma under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 34min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Petaluma 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 $8.

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

The are 9 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Sacramento to Petaluma. The fastest way out of Sacramento towards Vallejo is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Petaluma area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $19. Amtrak operates from Sacramento to Petaluma, 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 Petaluma?

The trip to Petaluma is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Sacramento. The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Petaluma is $19 and the quickest way takes just 2 hours with the bus. The earlier you can book your trip to Petaluma, the better.

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

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Sacramento to Petaluma. 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 Petaluma is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Sacramento/Petaluma 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 Petaluma 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 Petaluma? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Petaluma 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 Petaluma 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 Petaluma?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Sacramento to Petaluma is by bus. The bus costs $19 roughly and will take 2 hours.

How much does Amtrak cost from Sacramento to Petaluma?

Amtrak costs about $32 between Sacramento and Petaluma. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 28 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 RIC Richmond Transit Station or you will still have 26 miles to Petaluma.

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

The total distance between Sacramento and Petaluma is 67 miles and will take you about 1 hour 26 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

Amtrak Amtrak from Sacramento to Petaluma
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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