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There are 4 ways to get from Modesto to Owens Valley by train, car 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.

Recommended option

Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Modesto to Hanford
  2. Drive from The Barn, Exeter, CA to Owens Valley

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Modesto to Bakersfield
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

2 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Modesto to Bakersfield
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

Drive

  1. Drive from Modesto to Owens Valley

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The cheapest way to get from Modesto to Owens Valley is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 5h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Modesto to Owens Valley is to drive which takes 5h 28m and costs $24 - $40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Modesto to Owens Valley. However, there are services departing from Modesto and arriving at Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street via Greyhound/18th St. and Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Modesto and Owens Valley is 165 miles. The road distance is 254.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Modesto to Owens Valley without a car is to bus which takes 10h 30m and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 11h 28m to get from Modesto to Owens Valley, including transfers.

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Modesto to Owens Valley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Modesto station.

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Modesto to Owens Valley bus services, operated by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, arrive at Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Modesto to Owens Valley is 255 miles. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Modesto to Owens Valley.

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There are one+ hotels available in Owens Valley. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Modesto to Owens Valley.
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  • Distance: 165.3 miles
  • Duration: 11h 28m

What companies run services between Modesto, CA, USA and Owens Valley, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Modesto to Owens Valley via Greyhound/18th St., Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway, and Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street in around 10h 30m.

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Modesto to Hanford
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Modesto to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Modesto to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Adults 16-60
$15 - $35
Riders 60+, disabled, and Youth 5-15
$14 - $30
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Mojave Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak

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