There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced by subway, 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

BART, bus  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 19th St. Oakland BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca

$31 - $68

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, bus  •  6 h 49 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

$18 - $56

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 51 min

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

$39 - $94

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

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

$12 - $19

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  3 h 41 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 54 min

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

$105 - $255

Questions & Answers

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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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 BART and bus which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Merced, including transfers.

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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 22 bus and bus, which costs $18 - $60 and takes 6 h 49 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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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 20+ hotels available in Merced. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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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: 3 h 52 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 S Delaware St & Cypress Ave, San Mateo Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, King & Story, and San Jose, CA in around 6 h 49 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 19th St. Oakland BART Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Merced Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
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
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 Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to King & Story
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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
$10 - $45
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$10 - $15
Platinum
$16 - $21
Ejecutivo
$16 - $23

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