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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train, bus, drive

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Merced
  2. Take the bus from Merced Amtrak to Curry Village
  3. Drive from Curry Village to Mammoth Lakes

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Bus via Reno

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Reno
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Merced
  2. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Merced
  2. Take the bus from Merced Amtrak to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

Drive

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes

Fly San Francisco to Bishop, taxi

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bishop (BIH)
  2. Take a taxi from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes

Fly San Francisco to Reno, bus

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

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus

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

Fly San Francisco to Fresno, bus

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (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 Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by bus and walk

4 Weekly Services
9h 46m Average Duration
$43 Cheapest Price
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San Francisco → Mammoth Lakes
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mammoth Lakes is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 5h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is to fly and taxi which takes 3h 20m and costs $370 - $6,500.

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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 Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 46m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mammoth Lakes is 190 miles. The road distance is 259.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes without a car is to bus via Reno which takes 9h 46m and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 10h 23m to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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

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San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes bus services, operated by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, arrive at Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is 260 miles. It takes approximately 5h 30m to drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes.

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  • Distance: 190 miles
  • Duration: 10h 23m

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 and Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 in around 9h 46m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bishop
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond to Merced
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Merced
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Merced Amtrak to Curry Village
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Amtrak to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$18 - $25
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco to Merced
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $60
Other operators
Taxi from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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

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There are 610+ hotels available in Mammoth Lakes. 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 27 min and costs $8 - $10.

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