There are 5 ways to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park by bus, car or plane

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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Bus via Merced  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station 55
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, CA to Merced
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to NPS Maintenance

$131 - $198

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Bus  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station 55
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$128 - $202

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park 225.9 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Monterey, drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) MRY - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$168 - $864

Fly from San Francisco, drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SFO - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$183 - $492

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The cheapest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Yosemite National Park is 159 miles. The road distance is 225.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Monterey Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park is 226 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Monterey Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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Map of how to get from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 158.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 58 min

What companies run services between Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA and Yosemite National Park, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Yosemite National Park via Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl, Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, Gilroy Caltrain Station, Monterey & 3Rd, Gilroy, CA, Merced, Merced Transpo, and NPS Maintenance in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Monterey to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Gilroy, CA to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$9 - $13
Platinum
$14 - $18
Ejecutivo
$14 - $20
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Merced Transpo to NPS Maintenance
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
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 Gilroy, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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