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There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain by plane, bus, car, taxi, train or night bus

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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Fly San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs, bus, drive

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

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Night bus, bus, drive

  1. Take the night bus from Redwood City Station to Palm Springs Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

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Fly San Francisco to San Diego, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN)
  2. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Fly Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Fly San Jose to San Diego, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN)
  2. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Fly San Jose to Indio/Palm Springs, bus, drive

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Fly Oakland to San Diego, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN)
  2. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Caltrain, bus, taxi

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
  4. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Caltrain, train, bus, taxi

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose to Los Angeles
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  4. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  5. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Drive

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain is to night bus and bus and drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 15h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain is to fly and bus and taxi which costs $220 - $380 and takes 5h 59m.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Salvation Mountain is 495 miles. The road distance is 562.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain without a car is to Caltrain and bus and taxi which takes 18h 51m and costs $210 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain is 562 miles. It takes approximately 9h 50m to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain.

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Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs $24 - $30.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 495 miles
  • Duration: 6h 6m

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

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Salvation Mountain. However, you can fly to Indio/Palm Springs, take the walk to Tahquitz Canyon at Civic, take the line 4 bus to Indian Canyon at Tachevah, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can fly to San Diego, take the walk to Terminal 1 Rental Car Shuttle, take the bus to Palm St, take the walk to Middletown Station, take the tram to SDSU Station, take the walk to San Diego State University, take the bus to El Centro, then take the taxi to Salvation Mountain.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from San Jose to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from San Jose to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $5
One-way Adult
$7 - $10
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from Redwood City Station to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

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 San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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