There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Sierra Nevada by train, bus, 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, travel  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  3. Travel from Visalia, Ca to Sierra Nevada

Cheapest option

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, bus  •  10 h 19 min

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

$137 - $486

7 alternative options

Bus, shuttle, travel  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Visalia, Ca
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Visalia Transit Center to Giant Forest Museum
  3. Travel from Giant Forest Museum to Sierra Nevada

Train, bus, shuttle, travel  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak 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. Travel from Giant Forest Museum to Sierra Nevada

Burner Express Bus, bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$146 - $184

Fly San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SFO - MMH
  2. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$174 - $485

Fly San Francisco to Fresno, bus, shuttle, travel  •  7 h 50 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. Travel from Foothills Visitor Center to Sierra Nevada

Fly Oakland to Merced, bus, shuttle, travel  •  8 h 36 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. Travel from Foothills Visitor Center to Sierra Nevada

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield, bus  •  9 h 27 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

$261 - $498

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Sierra Nevada is to Burner Express Bus and bus which costs $140 - $190 and takes 12 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Sierra Nevada is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $490 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Sierra Nevada is 243 miles.

It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from San Francisco to Sierra Nevada, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Sierra Nevada via Reno Airport, Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street, and Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street in around 12 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Oakland to Merced
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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 Coliseum Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
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 San Francisco, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
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
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
Kern Transit
Website
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

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