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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Yellowstone Lake by plane, shuttle, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly San Francisco to Jackson, travel  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Jackson (JAC) SFO - JAC
  2. Travel from Jackson to Yellowstone Lake

5 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Jackson, travel  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Jackson (JAC) OAK - JAC
  2. Travel from Jackson to Yellowstone Lake

Fly Oakland to Cody, travel  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Cody (COD) OAK - COD
  2. Travel from Cody to Yellowstone Lake

Fly San Francisco to Bozeman, bus, travel  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bozeman (BZN) SFO - BZN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bozeman, MT - Airport to Mammoth Hot Springs
  3. Travel from Mammoth Hot Springs to Yellowstone Lake

Fly Oakland to Idaho Falls, shuttle, travel  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Idaho Falls (IDA) OAK - IDA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls Airport to Grand Targhee Resort
  3. Travel from Grand Targhee Resort to Yellowstone Lake

Train, bus, shuttle, travel  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Boise Airport, ID to Pocatello, ID
  4. Take the bus from Barrie's Ski, Pocatello to Grand Targhee Resort
  5. Travel from Grand Targhee Resort to Yellowstone Lake

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Yellowstone Lake is 780 miles.

The best way to get from San Francisco to Yellowstone Lake without a car is to train and bus and shuttle and travel which takes 41 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from San Francisco to Yellowstone Lake, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Jackson Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 16 min.

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Yellowstone Lake is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 2:41 PM in San Francisco and 3:41 PM in Yellowstone Lake.

United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Jackson Airport.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Yellowstone Lake.
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  • Distance: 779.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Yellowstone Lake, WY, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Yellowstone Lake. However, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport BART Station, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Jackson, then take the travel to Yellowstone Lake. Alternatively, you can take the BART to Coliseum BART Station, take the BART to Oakland International Airport BART Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to Jackson, then take the travel to Yellowstone Lake.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Jackson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to Jackson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,500
Flights from Oakland to Jackson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from Oakland to Cody via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Idaho Falls via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Jackson
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Oakland to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Jackson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Cody via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Idaho Falls via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Idaho Falls via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $600
Bus operators
Karst Stage
Phone
(406) 556-3540
Website
karststage.com
Shuttle from Bozeman, MT - Airport to Mammoth Hot Springs
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$158
Schedules at
karststage.com
Grand Targhee Ski Shuttle
Website
grandtarghee.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls Airport to Grand Targhee Resort
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
grandtarghee.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Pocatello Limo
Phone
1-208-480-1250
Email
pocatellolimo@gmail.com
Website
pocatellolimo.com
Bus from Barrie's Ski, Pocatello to Grand Targhee Resort
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
pocatellolimo.com

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