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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Merced Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$39 - $94

Cheapest option

Line 292 bus, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 1st St 292 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Merced, Ca 6825

$22 - $48

4 alternative options

Line 22 bus, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to King & Story 22
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Merced

$27 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced 129.8 miles

$12 - $19

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca

$194 - $657

Fly to Sacramento, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Merced Amtrak Station

$105 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Merced, Ca via San Francisco, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Merced is 107 miles. The road distance is 129.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced without a car is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can line 292 bus and bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Merced, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced.
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  • Distance: 107.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Merced, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced via Mission St & 1st St and San Francisco, Ca in around 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 Richmond Amtrak to Merced Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Merced Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
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 Francisco, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to King & Story
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Merced
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Merced. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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