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

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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Bus via Modesto, Ca  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Modesto, Ca 6839 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Madera, Ca 1443 / ...

$28 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$22 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus #2  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Madera, Ca 6781 / ...

$25 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Madera 164.3 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, line 6834 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the line 6834 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 2 h 49 min.

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

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

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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 3 h 57 min and costs $28 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from San Francisco to Madera, including transfers.

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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 quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Madera.
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  • Distance: 142 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Madera via Modesto, Ca in around 3 h 57 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
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 Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20

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