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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree) by bus, taxi, train, car, night bus, shuttle or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Visalia, Ca 6825
  2. Take a taxi from Visalia, Ca to General Sherman (tree)

$168 - $236

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Visalia, Ca 6825
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum To Sequoia National Park

$44 - $80

5 alternative options

Train, drive  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Hanford Amtrak Station San Joaquins
  2. Drive from Hanford Amtrak Station to General Sherman (tree)

$51 - $126

Train, night bus, taxi  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  2. Take the night bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Take a taxi from Visalia, Ca to General Sherman (tree)

$195 - $299

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree) 269.4 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Bakersfield, bus, shuttle  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum

$272 - $510

Fly to Fresno, night bus, shuttle  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the night bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum

$213 - $708

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree) is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree) is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and General Sherman (tree) is 219 miles. The road distance is 269.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree) without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 8 h 7 min and costs $160 - $240.

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bakersfield Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to General Sherman (tree) is 269 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree).

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

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There are 20+ hotels available in General Sherman (tree). Prices start at $119 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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree).
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  • Distance: 219.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and General Sherman (tree), CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to General Sherman (tree). However, you can take the bus to Visalia, Ca then take the taxi to General Sherman (tree). Alternatively, you can take the BART to Richmond BART Station, take the walk to Richmond Amtrak, take the train to Hanford Amtrak Station, then take the drive to General Sherman (tree).

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 Amtrak to Hanford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
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
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 San Francisco, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Sequoia Shuttle
Phone
877-287-4453
Website
sequoiashuttle.com
Shuttle from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
sequoiashuttle.com
Other operators
Taxi from Visalia, Ca to General Sherman (tree)
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Taxi Steve
Phone
+1 559-936-5969
Website
taxistevellc.com

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