SacRT launches express bus service to the airport

Jan. 7, 2020
The new route 142 will make several stops downtown and operate seven days a week.

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has launched its new route 142, an express bus route with service between downtown Sacramento and the Sacramento International Airport, which will run seven days a week every 20 to 30 minutes combined with the Yolobus downtown/airport routes 42A and 42B. 

“Airport express bus service is an easy, affordable way to avoid parking fees and ride-hailing surge pricing,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li. “This is a great solution to provide a frequent mobility option from downtown Sacramento to the airport while we pursue additional funding to extend the Green Line light rail to the airport.” 

Yolobus Executive Director Terry Bassett added, “Yolobus has been providing hourly service from downtown Sacramento to the airport for years, but this new partnership with SacRT will make it much more convenient for riders. We have heard from our riders that they value more frequent bus service, this is a great step forward.” 

There are several downtown drop-off and pickup locations along J Street, L Street and Capitol in downtown Sacramento with direct service to Terminals A and B at the Sacramento International Airport. The new bus route 142 starts service at 3:24 a.m. and operates just past midnight. 

“We are thrilled SacRT has started bus service to SMF,” said Sacramento County Airports Director Cindy Nichol. “This has been a long-desired service for our passengers and a great connector between downtown and the airport.” 

“With the traffic congestion along I-5, the cost of parking and ride-hail surge pricing, this new frequent bus service is going to be a game changer to help people get to and from the airport,” said Sacramento County Supervisor and SacRT Board Chair Patrick Kennedy. 

SacRT is offering free rides on the Route 142 until Jan. 31 to celebrate the new airport express route. Yolobus is also offering free rides on Routes 42A and 42B that go between downtown and the airport. Starting Feb. 1, the cost will be $2.50 for a single ride, $1.25 for discount eligible riders or free for students in grades TK through 12. For Yolobus Routes 42A and 42B, the cost is $2.25 per trip, $1 for discount eligible riders and free for students.