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

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Fly, bus  •  6 h 25 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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Bus  •  8 h 40 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

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Bus via Modesto, Ca  •  8 h 40 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

Train, bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Fresno Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge Fresno HWY 41

$144 - $236

Line 22 bus, bus  •  10 h 53 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
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage

$32 - $53

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

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

$18 - $27

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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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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, San Jose, CA and Merced Transpo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 53 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 8 h 40 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Yosemite Valley bus services, operated by Yosemite Area Regional Transportation, arrive at Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage station.

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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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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 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, Merced, Ca, and Merced Transpo in around 8 h 40 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
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 Transit Station to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
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
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 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 Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Modesto to Merced
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
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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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Yosemite Valley. Prices start at $325 USD per night.

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