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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Bishop by bus, train, car or plane

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Burner Express Bus, bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport Black Rock City to San Francisco
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street 395-Lone Pine-Reno

$137 - $167

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street 395-Lone Pine-Reno

$57 - $123

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Train, bus  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Reno Amtrak Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street 395-Lone Pine-Reno

$81 - $180

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Bishop 368.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SFO - MMH
  2. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street

$165 - $468

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street

$125 - $541

Fly San Francisco to Reno, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street

$166 - $818

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Bishop is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Bishop is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $470 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Bishop. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street via Reno/Tahoe International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Bishop is 224 miles. The road distance is 368.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Bishop without a car is to Burner Express Bus and bus which takes 10 h and costs $130 - $170.

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It takes approximately 10 h to get from San Francisco to Bishop, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Bishop bus services, operated by , depart from San Francisco station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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San Francisco to Bishop bus services, operated by ESTA, arrive at Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Bishop is 369 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from San Francisco to Bishop.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Bishop.
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  • Distance: 223.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Bishop, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Bishop via Reno Airport and Reno/Tahoe International Airport in around 10 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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 Reno Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estransit.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 Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Bishop. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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