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There are 9 ways to get from Oakland to Yosemite National Park by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Merced, Ca 6825
  2. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Merced HWY 140

$23 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus via Turlock Transpo  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Iron Horse Pkway to Roger K. Fall Transit Center
  2. Take the bus from Turlock Transpo to Transpo T
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$12 - $22

7 alternative options

Bus via Modesto, Ca  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$29 - $67

Train, bus, travel  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
  3. Travel from Tenaya Lodge to Yosemite National Park

Fly San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes, travel  •  4h 17m

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

Fly Oakland to Merced, bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Merced (MCE) OAK - MCE
  2. Take the bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$32 - $62

Fly San Francisco to Fresno, bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$193 - $673

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus, travel  •  7h

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
  3. Travel from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park

Fly San Francisco to Reno, bus, travel  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
  3. Travel from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Yosemite National Park is to bus which costs $12 - $22 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Yosemite National Park is to fly and bus which costs $30 - $65 and takes 6h 4m.

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The distance between Oakland and Yosemite National Park is 149 miles.

The best way to get from Oakland to Yosemite National Park without a car is to bus which takes 7h 2m and costs $23 - $55.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m to get from Oakland to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 44m and costs $7 - $10.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 149 miles
  • Duration: 7h 2m

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

You can take a bus from Oakland to Yosemite National Park via Merced, Ca, Merced Transpo, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 7h 2m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Oakland to Merced
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Modesto to Merced
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
StaRT
Phone
+1 800-262-1516
Website
srt.org
Bus from Iron Horse Pkway to Roger K. Fall Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
srt.org
The Bus
Website
mercedthebus.com
Bus from Turlock Transpo to Transpo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mercedthebus.com
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
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com

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