There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley by plane, bus, subway or car

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, bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$187 - $632

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BART, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the BART from 24th St. Mission BART Station to Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
  2. Take the bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage

$27 - $53

3 alternative options

Bus via Modesto, Ca  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage

$36 - $80

Bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Merced, Ca 6825
  2. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage Merced HWY 140

$30 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley 189.7 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Yosemite Valley is 153 miles. The road distance is 189.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley, including transfers.

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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 Yosemite Valley is 190 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley.

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

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There are 173+ hotels available in Yosemite Valley. Prices start at $350 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley.
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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley via 19th St. Oakland BART Station, Oakland, Ca, Modesto, Ca, Merced, Ca, and Merced Transpo in around 7 h 31 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
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 24th St. Mission BART Station to Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
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 Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 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.

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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 Oakland, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Modesto Area Express
Website
modestoareaexpress.com
Bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
modestoareaexpress.com

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