There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Yosemite National Park by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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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Bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$150 - $238

Cheapest option

Train, bus, drive  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station
  3. Take the bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA
  4. Drive from Mammoth Mountain, CA to Yosemite National Park

$122 - $364

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Bus via San Diego  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$175 - $257

Train, bus  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Yosemite National Park 458.9 miles

$45 - $65

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$193 - $446

Fly to Reno, bus, taxi  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Reno (RNO) SAN - 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

$217 - $772

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Yosemite National Park is to fly and bus and taxi which costs $210 - $800 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Yosemite National Park is 382 miles. The road distance is 458.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Yosemite National Park without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 40 min and costs $150 - $240.

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It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to get from San Diego to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Yosemite National Park is 459 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to drive from San Diego to Yosemite National Park.

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United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Fresno Airport.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 381.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park via Los Angeles, Ca, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 12 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
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 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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Mammoth Luxury Express Bus
Website
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com
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 1-800-872-7245
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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