There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Mount Whitney by train, bus, car, shuttle 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

Train, bus, drive  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Drive from Visalia, Ca to Mount Whitney

$80 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle, drive  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum
  3. Drive from Giant Forest Museum to Mount Whitney

$72 - $125

7 alternative options

Train, bus, shuttle, drive  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Fresno Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum
  4. Drive from Giant Forest Museum to Mount Whitney

$97 - $198

Bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. 100
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$82 - $157

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mount Whitney 466.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly San Francisco to Fresno, bus, shuttle, drive  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Foothills Visitor Center
  4. Drive from Foothills Visitor Center to Mount Whitney

$242 - $748

Fly Oakland to Merced, bus, shuttle, drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Merced (MCE) OAK - MCE
  2. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Foothills Visitor Center
  5. Drive from Foothills Visitor Center to Mount Whitney

$94 - $160

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  2. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$291 - $538

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train, bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Downtown Burbank station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$138 - $562

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Mount Whitney via Bakersfield, Ca, Greyhound/18th St., Carl's Jr. - Inyo St., Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy, and Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street in around 12 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
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 Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Merced, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Sequoia Shuttle
Phone
877-287-4453
Website
sequoiashuttle.com
Shuttle from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
sequoiashuttle.com
Shuttle from Visalia Transit Center to Foothills Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
sequoiashuttle.com
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Mount Whitney is 389 km. The road distance is 747 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mount Whitney is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mount Whitney is to drive which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $45 - $70.

It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from San Francisco to Mount Whitney, including transfers.