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Stockton - Sacramento Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Stockton to Sacramento. Traveling by bus from Stockton to Sacramento usually takes around one hour and 6 minutes, but the fastest Autobuses Monarca bus can make the trip in 45 minutes.

Distance45 mi (72 km)
Shortest duration0h 45m
Cheapest price$10.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Stockton to Sacramento?

Bus tickets for a trip from Stockton to Sacramento cost $13.59 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Stockton to Sacramento, mark your calendar for April. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $15. However, taking the bus from Stockton to Sacramento during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $25. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 18 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $3.41 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Stockton to Sacramento?

There are 4 bus lines from Stockton to Sacramento available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway14h 52m$19.46
Autobuses Monarca10h 45m$34.43
FlixBus US10h 55m$16.67
Greyhound31h 2m$14.52
  • 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. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Stockton to Sacramento start at $10. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Stockton to Sacramento from $32. Typically there is one Autobuses Monarca schedule per day from Stockton to Sacramento and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to Sacramento. In Stockton, Autobuses Monarca departs to Sacramento from 330 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. . In Sacramento, Autobuses Monarca arrives at Fruitridge Rd 3330 .

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Stockton to Sacramento takes 0 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Sacramento.

  • 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 1 trips per day from Stockton to Sacramento, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Stockton to Sacramento every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Sacramento usually start from $12.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are buses that can take you directly from Stockton to Sacramento. At this time, there are a number of bus trips where you can expect to spend part of the journey on a different vehicle, such as a shuttle or a train. Both types of tickets can be found when you search on Wanderu; the type of trip is indicated in the trip details.

The bus takes an average of one hour and 6 minutes to cover the 45 miles from Stockton to Sacramento. However, the fastest bus only takes 45 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.

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

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Stockton to Sacramento, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Stockton to Sacramento every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Stockton to Sacramento; ticket prices start at $9.00.

City Information


Stockton, California, is a diverse, creative, and culturally rich city. It's also in the perfect place for various Cali weekend trips, with Sacramento, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park all within reach. Stockton is an excellent place to post up while touring Northern California.

And of course, there's plenty to do in the city itself. The Bob Hope Theatre, sometimes known as "The Fox" by locals, is a popular entertainment venue and a beautifully preserved piece of Stockton's history. The recent refurbishment has produced a magnificent place for local arts productions, film, dance, comedy, and Broadway-style entertainment, as well as the newest in top-name musical entertainment.

Amtrak has multiple routes to Stockton from Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Jefferson Lines provides the most bus service to the city, and buses go from Stockton to cities across the nation, including Phoenix, Huntington Park, and even Ontario. The city has its own airport, Stockton Airport (SCK), although some travelers also use the airport in Sacramento for more flight options.


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

Where does the bus leave from in Stockton?

Main departure station: Central Autobuses

Buses to Sacramento leave from 9 stations in Stockton.

All bus stations in Stockton:

  • Central Autobuses

  • 330 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.

  • Scotts Valley Transit Ctr

  • Santa Cruz, California

  • 2500 Railroad Ave

  • 17800 Shideler Pkwy

  • 4950 Pleasanton Ave

  • 4800 Tracy Blvd

  • 575 South Vasco Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Sacramento?

Main arrival station: 420 Richards Blvd

Buses arrive in Sacramento at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • Fruitridge Rd 3330

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