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There are 3 ways to get from San Francisco to Madera by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 30m

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

$23 - $35

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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

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Madera 164.3 miles

$16 - $24

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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 $23 - $35.

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

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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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  • 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, Ca to Madera, Ca once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55

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