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About Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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The Sacramento Bus Terminal is a Greyhound Bus Station that sits on Richards Boulevard in Sacramento's Southern Pacific / Richards neighborhood. It is a popular hub for intercity bus travel and serves several carriers such as Flixbus and Greyhound. The station operates a range of services to California’s major cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. Passengers can also take advantage of interstate routes to travel north up the West Coast into Oregon and Washington, as well as eastwards into Arizona and Nevada.

Popular bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • 961 2nd St

  • 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)

  • Fruitridge Rd 3330

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

What bus companies travel to Sacramento, California?

Located in California, Sacramento is accessible by bus from 33 other cities. You can choose from 255 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Sacramento on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Sacramento are also available.

Bus companies serving Sacramento

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US26413h 23m$68.46
Greyhound5811h 6m$63.35
Autobuses Monarca225h 16m$74.32
Amtrak Thruway14h 27m$17.01
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Sacramento?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Sacramento by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 4.9 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Thruway had the most comfortable bus service to Sacramento taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Thruway offers. They rate Amtrak Thruway a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Sacramento punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Sacramento, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$7.49 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Sacramento, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Sacramento. In the last month, buses from Davis to Sacramento had the lowest average price at $7.49.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is 420 Richards Blvd. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Sacramento are:

  • 420 Richards Blvd
  • 961 2nd St
  • 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)
Sacramento ranks number 13 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 165 in United States. Sacramento ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Sacramento via bus service. On average 88 direct daily bus trips serve Sacramento.
The population of Sacramento is 490712. Sacramento ranks number 7 in terms of population in California and number 82 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Sacramento range from $7 for a short trip to Sacramento, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Sacramento starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Sacramento can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $16.
People who take the bus to Sacramento are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Sacramento easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Sacramento is Valley Station - 401 I St, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Valley Station - 401 I St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Sacramento. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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