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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$37 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 7 min

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

$24 - $56

4 alternative options

Train, bus, travel  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Burbank Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  4. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
  5. Travel from Tenaya Lodge to Yosemite National Park

Bus, fly to Mammoth Lakes, travel  •  6 h

  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. Travel from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

Bus, fly to Fresno  •  9 h 37 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

$230 - $768

Bus, fly to Merced  •  8 h 57 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

$114 - $207

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park is to bus which costs $24 - $60 and takes 12 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $210 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Yosemite National Park is 238 miles.

The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 45 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 238.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 45 min

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 Amtrak, Greyhound/18th St., Bakersfield, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 12 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
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 Station to Burbank 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

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Burbank Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
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 Bakersfield, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Fresno
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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