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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Owens Valley by train, car, bus, plane or night bus

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Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Hanford
  2. Drive from The Barn, Exeter, CA to Owens Valley

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Bus via Reno

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Reno
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 to Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street to Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Bakersfield
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

Train, bus via Coliseum

  1. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Bakersfield
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

Drive

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Owens Valley

Fly San Francisco to Bishop, bus

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bishop (BIH)
  2. Take the bus from Bishop Airport to Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, bus

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR)
  2. Take the train from Downtown Burbank station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink Station, 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield, night bus, bus

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL)
  2. Take the night bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street

San Francisco to Owens Valley by bus and walk

The journey time between San Francisco and Owens Valley is around 12h 47m and covers a distance of around 489 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Services are operated by Flixbus USA and Eastern Sierra Transit Authority. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

5 Weekly Services
12h 47m Average Duration
$55 Cheapest Price
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San Francisco → Owens Valley
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Owens Valley is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Owens Valley is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $3,200 and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Owens Valley. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street via Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 and Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 47m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Owens Valley is 243 miles. The road distance is 337.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Owens Valley without a car is to bus via Reno which takes 12h 47m and costs $55 - $130.

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It takes approximately 13h 42m to get from San Francisco to Owens Valley, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Owens Valley bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bishop Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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San Francisco to Owens Valley bus services, operated by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, arrive at Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Owens Valley is 338 miles. It takes approximately 6h 53m to drive from San Francisco to Owens Valley.

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  • Distance: 242.9 miles
  • Duration: 13h 42m

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Owens Valley via Reno, Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431, Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street, and Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street in around 12h 47m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bishop
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond to Hanford
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Richmond to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Downtown Burbank station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $15
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$6 - $8
Student / Youth 6-18
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$18 - $25
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Centennial Plaza Transit Center Stop "O" - 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 to Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street to Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr., 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Bus from Bishop Airport to Independence - Post Office, 101 S. Edwards Street
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink Station, 44812 Sierra Highway to Independence - Court House, 168 N. Edwards Street
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Night bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Mojave Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Owens Valley. 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 27 min and costs $8 - $10.

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