There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Burner Express Bus, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport Black Rock City to San Francisco
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot 395-Lone Pine-Reno

$131 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Merced, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Shilo Inn

$39 - $76

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Truckee Depot to Reno Tahoe International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$117 - $199

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes 332.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$119 - $526

Fly San Francisco to Reno, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$160 - $803

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Reno, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$110 - $478

Fly San Francisco to Fresno, bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Shilo Inn

$206 - $690

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is to drive which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $30 - $50.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mammoth Lakes is 304 km. The road distance is 532 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot via Reno/Tahoe International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes via Reno Airport and Reno/Tahoe International Airport in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
estransit.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Shilo Inn
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Truckee Depot to Reno Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com

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