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

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Burner Express Bus, bus  •  8h 35m

  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 Route North

$131 - $152

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Bus  •  14h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

$50 - $76

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Train, bus via Reno Airport (RNO)  •  13h 1m

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

$112 - $149

Train, bus  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

$59 - $91

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes 332.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly San Francisco to Reno, bus  •  7h 2m

  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

$127 - $279

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus  •  7h 2m

  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

$129 - $466

Fly San Francisco to Fresno, bus  •  11h 11m

  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

$194 - $736

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

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

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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 8h 35m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mammoth Lakes is 190 miles. The road distance is 332.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes without a car is to Burner Express Bus and bus which takes 8h 35m and costs $130 - $160.

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It takes approximately 8h 35m to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 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 333 miles. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes.

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  • Distance: 190 miles
  • Duration: 8h 35m

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 8h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
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
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Reno Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Website
North Lake Tahoe Express
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Shilo Inn
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Summer schedules at
Yarts
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 Oakland, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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

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There are 461+ 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 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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