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There are 11 ways to get from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park by bus, train, car 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

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$137 - $201

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  24 h 4 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
  3. Take the bus from The Village to White Wolf Lodge

$97 - $301

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Amtrak Thruway, bus via Greyhound/18th St.  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$124 - $176

Bus, train  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$137 - $201

Bus, train, drive  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  5. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
  6. Drive from Tenaya Lodge to Yosemite National Park

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park 405.5 miles

$35 - $60

Bus, train to Los Angeles, fly to Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH
  4. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$111 - $383

Bus, train to Los Angeles, fly to Fresno  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Fresno (FAT) LAX - FAT
  4. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$296 - $846

Bus, train to Los Angeles, fly to Merced  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Merced (MCE) LAX - MCE
  4. Take the bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$180 - $285

Fly Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco, bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to San Francisco (SFO) PSP - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$249 - $603

Amtrak Thruway, train to San Diego, fly to Fresno, bus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fresno (FAT) SAN - FAT
  4. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$223 - $511

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Yosemite National Park is 327 miles. The road distance is 405.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train and bus which takes 13 h 52 min and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 13 h 52 min to get from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park is 405 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 8 min and costs $3.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 326.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park via Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield Amtrak, Greyhound/18th St., Bakersfield, Ca, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 14 h 14 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
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
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from The Village to White Wolf Lodge
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Summer schedules at
Yarts
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 Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
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
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 Bakersfield, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
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
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Fresno
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Modesto to Merced
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Mammoth Luxury Express Bus
Website
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com

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