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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Modesto, Ca  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Modesto, Ca 6839 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca 1429 / ...

$25 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$19 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 28 min

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

$34 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Merced 131.2 miles

$12 - $19

BART, fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Merced (MCE) OAK - MCE

$29 - $54

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Merced via Modesto, Ca in around 3 h 7 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 46 min.

Airlines
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Oakland to Merced
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Merced?

The distance between San Francisco and Merced is 179 km. The road distance is 210 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Merced?

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

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Merced?

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

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Merced?

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

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Merced?

It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from San Francisco to Merced, including transfers.