There are 9 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park by train, bus, 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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Train, bus, drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Van Nuys Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Van Nuys, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
  3. Drive from Mammoth Mountain, CA to Yosemite National Park

$114 - $342

8 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  11 h 57 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

Bus  •  12 h 20 min

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

$148 - $235

Bus, train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Carpinteria Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park 377.6 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 Fresno, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Fresno (FAT) SBA - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$276 - $835

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Fresno, bus  •  10 h 19 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 32 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Yosemite National Park is 238 miles. The road distance is 377.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train and bus which takes 11 h 57 min and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 9 h 29 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 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer 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: 9 h 29 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 Los Angeles, Ca, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Santa Barbara to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Barbara to Fresno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Barbara to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
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
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Santa Barbara Amtrak to Van Nuys Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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
Bus operators
Mammoth Luxury Express Bus
Website
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Van Nuys, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com
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 Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Carpinteria Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 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 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
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 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
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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