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There are 6 ways to get from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park by train, bus, car, subway, plane or taxi

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Train, bus, drive  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Merced
  2. Take the bus from Merced Amtrak to Midtown Mariposa
  3. Drive from Midtown Mariposa to Yosemite National Park

$46 - $70

5 alternative options

BART, bus  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley to Milpitas
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Merced
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$153 - $204

Bus  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Merced "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Merced HWY 140

$148 - $197

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park 186.2 miles

$18 - $27

BART to San Francisco, fly to Fresno, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  3. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$250 - $513

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus, taxi  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining - Chevron, 51557 US 395
  3. Take a taxi from Lee Vining - Chevron, 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park

$300 - $456

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The cheapest way to get from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 54m.

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The distance between Berkeley and Yosemite National Park is 149 miles. The road distance is 186.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park without a car is to BART and bus which takes 9h 59m and costs $150 - $210.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berkeley to Yosemite National Park is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Yosemite National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 149 miles
  • Duration: 7h 19m

What companies run services between Berkeley, CA, USA and Yosemite National Park, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park via Salesforce Transit Center Bay 32, San Francisco, Merced Transpo, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 10h 4m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
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 Richmond to Merced
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Merced Amtrak to Midtown Mariposa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Merced
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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GotoBus
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 San Francisco to Merced
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $60
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining - Chevron, 51557 US 395
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Other operators
Taxi from Lee Vining - Chevron, 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Estimated price
$120 - $160

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