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

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$19 - $45

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Merced Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$34 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Merced 131.2 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Merced is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Merced is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Merced, Ca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Merced is 112 miles. The road distance is 131.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Merced without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $19 - $45.

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The bus from San Francisco, Ca to Merced, Ca takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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San Francisco to Merced bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Merced is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $19 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Merced is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from San Francisco to Merced.

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  • Distance: 111.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Merced once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Merced 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Merced Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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