There are 9 ways to get from Santa Barbara 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.

Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$124 - $176

8 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$137 - $201

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus, drive  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
  5. Drive from Tenaya Lodge to Yosemite National Park

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park 355.8 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH
  3. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$145 - $425

Fly Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SBA - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$126 - $662

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Fresno, bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Fresno (FAT) LAX - FAT
  3. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$330 - $888

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Merced, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Merced (MCE) LAX - MCE
  3. Take the bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$214 - $327

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, bus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$306 - $582

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Yosemite National Park, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park via Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield Amtrak, Greyhound/18th St., Bakersfield, Ca, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 11 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco, Burbank
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes via Phoenix, Burbank
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
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 Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 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
Bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Yosemite National Park is 381 km. The road distance is 569 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park is to bus and fly and drive which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $140 - $430.

It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.