Travel from Sacramento to San Francisco

Bus
$1
1h 19min
9 lb of CO2
$
Train
$23
1h 23min
18 lb of CO2
Flight
$165
3h 38min
328 lb of CO2

Sacramento to San Francisco Flights

There are 1 airports — SMF — that make sense to fly out of from Sacramento and 2 airports — SFO, OAK — to access San Francisco. 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 San Francisco.

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 San Francisco.
Drive
$10
1h 34min
18 lb of CO2

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco

It's 75 miles between Sacramento to San Francisco. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 34min and 1h 39min from Sacramento to San Francisco under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 44min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to San Francisco 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 $10.

What is the best way to travel from Sacramento to San Francisco?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Sacramento to San Francisco. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Sacramento towards San Francisco, as it is the cheapest to San Francisco. It's common to find tickets for as low as $1. Megabus operates from Sacramento to San Francisco, 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 San Francisco?

On your trip from Sacramento to San Francisco, 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.

Sacramento to San Francisco CA - take the train or bus?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Sacramento to San Francisco is by bus. The bus costs $1 roughly and will take 1 hour 30 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Sacramento to San Francisco?

Amtrak costs about $32 between Sacramento and San Francisco. 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 SAC Sacramento Amtrak, which is 1 miles from Sacramento. Further, once you arrive at OKJ Oakland Jack London Square Station or you will still have 9 miles to San Francisco.

How long does it take from Sacramento to San Francisco by car?

The total distance between Sacramento and San Francisco is 75 miles and will take you about 1 hour 34 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $10.

Sacramento to San Francisco Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $1
Fastest Way Bus — 1h 19min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 8 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 75 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Flixbus, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, United, Multiple Airlines, Megabus, FlixBus

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Sacramento to San Francisco
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Flixbus
Bus company
1 routes
Alaska Airlines from Sacramento to San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Airline
848 routes
Hawaiian Airlines from Sacramento to San Francisco
Hawaiian Airlines
Airline
40 routes
jetBlue from Sacramento to San Francisco
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
United from Sacramento to San Francisco
United
Airline
2002 routes
Megabus from Sacramento to San Francisco
Megabus
Bus company
54 routes
FlixBus from Sacramento to San Francisco
FlixBus
341 routes