There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SFO - MMH

$159 - $456

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Bus  •  11 h 52 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 Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

$40 - $76

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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

Train, bus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Truckee Amtrak
  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

$117 - $199

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes 332.6 miles

$30 - $50

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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 fly which costs $150 - $460 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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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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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 8 h 45 min and costs $130 - $160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min 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 best way to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is to fly which takes 2 h 49 min and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can Burner Express Bus and bus, which costs $130 - $160 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes.
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  • Distance: 190 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes once daily. Alternatively, 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station 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
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
estransit.com
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 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 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Summer schedules at
Yarts
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is 333 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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There are 981+ hotels available in Mammoth Lakes. Prices start at $120 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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