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Sacramento - Oakland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Oakland. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Oakland usually takes around one hour and 49 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance68 mi (110 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$9.99
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Sacramento to Oakland

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.0

3.0

Steven

June 28, 2019- Business

Greyhound

Pros: I liked that I got to where I needed to be. Cons: The smell and the WiFi.

Pros: I liked that I got to where I needed to be. Cons: The smell and the WiFi.

How much is a bus ticket from Sacramento to Oakland?

$11.52 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sacramento to Oakland. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Sacramento to Oakland is expected to range from $11 to $14. If you are looking to travel to Oakland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $11 and can be found on June 1, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Sacramento to Oakland by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $11 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.68 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Oakland?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sacramento to Oakland that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41h 45m$13.69
Greyhound31h 56m$12.01
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Sacramento to Oakland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 performs about 3 bus trips from Sacramento to Oakland every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Oakland usually start from $10.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sacramento to Oakland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Sacramento to Oakland?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 49 minutes to cover the 68 miles from Sacramento to Oakland. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sacramento?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to Oakland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Oakland are there per day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to Oakland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Sacramento to Oakland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sacramento to Oakland; ticket prices start at $25.00.

City Information

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.

Oakland

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Oakland, CA is a port city that is beginning to step out of the shadow of San Francisco, its neighbor to the west. Every visitor should start their Oakland trip in the downtown area and Old Oakland, the city's historic quarter full of quaint old buildings. While here, don't forget to take a short detour to Oakland's famous Chinatown as well. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland tells the history of Black communities in the area and is definitely worth a stop. For those who would prefer to stay close to nature, Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park's abundance of redwood groves will offer amazing views.

Oakland's food scene is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of offerings for all budgets. Enssaro is a popular local name with mid-range dishes that will whet your appetite. For an excellent haute-cuisine dinner, head towards The Wolf.

It's easy to get around the Bay Area on local public transit (called the BART, for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Getting to Oakland from further afield is also a breeze thanks to many intercity bus routes in the area and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, which stops in Oakland. Flights arrive at the Oakland International Airport, but several additional airport options in the larger Bay Area are also available.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sacramento?

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

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.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

  • 961 2nd St

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

Where does the bus arrive in Oakland?

Main arrival station: W Oakland BART Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Oakland.

All bus stations in Oakland:

  • W Oakland BART Station

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave

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