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There are 7 ways to get from Oakland to Salvation Mountain by plane, car, subway, bus, taxi, train or night bus

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Fly from San Francisco, drive

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  2. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Salvation Mountain

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Night bus, bus, drive

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland to Indio
  2. Take the bus from Hwy 111 @ Flower SunLine Transfer Center to Chiriaco Summit
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Fly from Oakland, drive

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  2. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Salvation Mountain

BART to San Jose, fly, drive

  1. Take the BART from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  3. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Salvation Mountain

Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Oakland to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yuma Amtrak to Salvation Mountain

Drive

  1. Drive from Oakland to Salvation Mountain
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The most affordable way to get from Oakland to Salvation Mountain is to night bus and bus and drive, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 16h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Salvation Mountain is to fly and drive which costs $95 - $430 and takes 4h 48m.

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The distance between Oakland and Salvation Mountain is 498 miles. The road distance is 558.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Salvation Mountain without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 18h 1m and costs $200 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Oakland to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 29m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Salvation Mountain is 558 miles. It takes approximately 9h 40m to drive from Oakland to Salvation Mountain.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 46 min and costs $9 - $11.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 497.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Oakland, CA, USA and Salvation Mountain, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Oakland to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the BART to Coliseum, take the BART to Oakland International Airport Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from San Jose to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$83
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bart.gov
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Train from Los Angeles to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Oakland to Indio
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Hwy 111 @ Flower SunLine Transfer Center to Chiriaco Summit
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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