Travel from San-Francisco to Madera

Train, bus or fly from San Francisco to Madera?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Madera once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, BART operates a train from San Francisco to Madera every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 42 min. Amtrak also services this route 5 times a day.

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Need to know: GreyhoundRome2rio’s guide on the bus operator has all the information you need
Want to know more about US trains?Rome2rio has everything you need to know about travelling with Amtrak

How to get from San Francisco to Madera

From San Francisco, CA bus to Madera, CA. 4 h 33 min $40. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, train to Madera Amtrak, then taxi to Madera. 5 h 1 min $87. From San Francisco Caltrain Caltrain to San Jose Caltrain Station then bus to Madera, CA. 5 h 16 min $29. From San Francisco drive to Madera. 2 h 49 min $19. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Fresno airport, line 26 bus to Fresno, CA, then line 9603 bus to Madera. 5 h 9 min $334. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Merced airport, bus to Merced, CA, then bus to Madera. 4 h 50 min $50.
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