All the Places You Can Visit from Sacramento for Less Than $20

Cheap bus and train travel from Sacramento.

California’s capital yields some interesting travel deals, and if you book your trip with Wanderu, you can score some serious savings to pretty cool destinations in Northern California and Nevada. As it turns out, there are 15 places that you reach from Sacramento for under $20.

For a Golden State getaway, you can travel by bus out of Sacramento to San Francisco for as little as $1. Or if you want to make this an adventure across state lines, you can head to the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, for less than $10.

Need some more travel inspiration? Check out our Explore search tool to find cheap bus tickets from Sacramento to various other destinations based on your budget.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Sacramento to Reno $8.00

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average fare is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.