There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fresno, bus  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fresno (FAT) ORD - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$268 - $628

8 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reno, bus, taxi  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Reno (RNO) ORD - 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

$302 - $975

Fly Chicago Midway to Reno, bus, taxi  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reno (RNO) MDW - 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

$352 - $1,174

Fly Chicago Midway to Sacramento, bus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Sacramento (SMF) MDW - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$329 - $931

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento, bus  •  15 h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sacramento (SMF) ORD - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$299 - $732

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Jose, bus  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) ORD - SJC
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$279 - $661

Train, bus, taxi  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
  3. Take a taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park

$391 - $972

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$335 - $707

Drive  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Yosemite National Park 1981.7 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $190 - $280 and takes 29 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park is to fly and bus and taxi which costs $350 - $1,200 and takes 10 h 34 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Yosemite National Park is 1716 miles. The road distance is 1981.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 12 h 32 min to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Yosemite National Park via Los Angeles, Ca, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
ESTA
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
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Other operators
Taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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