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There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain by plane, car, subway, bus, taxi or train

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Fly San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs, drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) SFO - PSP
  2. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Salvation Mountain

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BART to San Jose, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, drive  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) SJC - PSP
  3. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Salvation Mountain

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Fly Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs, drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) OAK - PSP
  2. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Salvation Mountain

Fly San Francisco to San Diego, bus, drive  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
  3. Drive from Mexicali to Salvation Mountain

Bus, taxi  •  14h 31m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Centro Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Salvation Mountain

BART, bus, taxi  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Centro Bus Station
  4. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Salvation Mountain

Bus, taxi via Los Angeles  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco Bus Station to Glendale Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Glendale Train Station to El Centro Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Salvation Mountain

Caltrain, train, bus, taxi  •  21h 1m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain L1 / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro Bus Station
  4. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Salvation Mountain

Train, drive  •  21h 4m

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yuma Amtrak to Salvation Mountain

Drive  •  9h 53m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain 569.1 miles
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The most affordable way to get from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain is to drive, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 9h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain is to fly and drive which costs $100 - $270 and takes 4h 53m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Salvation Mountain is 503 miles. The road distance is 569.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 14h 31m and costs $170 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Salvation Mountain is 569 miles. It takes approximately 9h 53m to drive from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain.

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United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. 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 29 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 502.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the BART to Coliseum, take the BART to Oakland International Airport Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Oakland to Indio/Palm Springs via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from San Jose to Indio/Palm Springs via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from San Jose to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,400
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$4 - $6
One-way Adult
$9 - $12
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 San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Train from Los Angeles to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$30 - $65
Adult Advance Purchase
$28 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Centro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$22 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $24
Bus from Union Station Los Angeles Departure to El Centro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$18 - $25
Hoang Express
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
gotobus.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 San Francisco Bus Station to Glendale Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Glendale Train Station to El Centro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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