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

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 Chicago O'Hare to Fresno, bus  •  12 h 29 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 42 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 Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) MDW - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$358 - $1,514

Fly Chicago Midway to Sacramento, bus  •  14 h 41 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  •  14 h 56 min

  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

Train, bus, taxi  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Fresno, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$322 - $709

Drive  •  29 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Yosemite National Park 1981.7 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 2 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 29 min to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 42 min.

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Yosemite National Park is 2 h behind Chicago. It is currently 1:08 AM in Chicago and 11:08 PM in Yosemite National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Yosemite National Park is 1982 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 29 min to drive from Chicago to Yosemite National Park.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fresno Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 1716 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 29 min

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 St Louis, Mo, Las Vegas, Nv, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Minneapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Covington, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Tucson, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Nashville, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Omaha, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Albuquerque, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Kansas City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Omaha, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fresno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Kansas City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Omaha, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mammoth Lakes via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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 34 min
Frequency
5 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
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

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 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 Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
33 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Other operators
Taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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