There are 7 ways to get from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park by bus, train, car 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.

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Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Luis Obispo, CA to Hanford, CA
  2. Take the train from Hanford Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$128 - $172

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Luis Obispo, CA to Hanford, CA
  2. Take the bus from Hanford Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$107 - $133

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from San Luis Obispo to Visalia, CA 401
  2. Take the bus from Visalia, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$144 - $202

Train, bus  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, CA to Merced
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to NPS Maintenance

$171 - $267

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park 255.3 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SBP - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$217 - $1,112

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to Fresno (FAT) SBP - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$277 - $985

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Yosemite National Park is 189 miles. The road distance is 255.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train and bus which takes 10 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to get from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 3 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park is 255 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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The best way to get from San Luis Obispo to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 188.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 10 min

What companies run services between San Luis Obispo, CA, USA and Yosemite National Park, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park via Hanford, CA, Hanford Amtrak, Fresno Amtrak, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Mammoth Lakes via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hanford Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo, CA to Hanford, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Hanford Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Transpo to NPS Maintenance
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Orange Belt Stages
Website
orangebelt.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo to Visalia, CA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
orangebelt.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.

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 Visalia, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Gilroy, CA to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
GotoBus

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