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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Madera by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Madera, Ca 6825

$22 - $55

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Train  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Madera Amtrak San Joaquins

$53 - $113

Caltrain, bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca 6781

$28 - $57

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Madera 164.3 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Madera, Ca

$196 - $689

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Madera is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Madera is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Madera, Ca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Madera is 142 miles. The road distance is 164.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Madera without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs $22 - $55.

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The bus from San Francisco, Ca to Madera, Ca takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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San Francisco to Madera bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Madera is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs $22 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 5h 1m.

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

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San Francisco to Madera bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Madera, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Madera.
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  • Distance: 142 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Madera once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Madera 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3h 13m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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 Madera Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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 Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Madera
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Madera is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from San Francisco to Madera.

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Madera. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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