There are 5 ways to get from Santa Clara 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 via Madera, Ca  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$35 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Merced, Ca 6825
  2. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Merced HWY 140

$30 - $89

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Skt Stockton Station Ace
  2. Take the train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Mariposa Grove, Mariposa County, CA, USA

$48 - $103

Fly San Jose to Reno, bus, travel  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
  3. Travel from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park

Train to Oakland, fly to Merced, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Merced (MCE) OAK - MCE
  3. Take the bus from Merced Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$53 - $101

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

You can take a bus from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose, Ca, Madera, Ca, Merced, Ca, Merced Transpo, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 7 h 37 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Oakland to Merced
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Skt Stockton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
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
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Mariposa Grove, Mariposa County, CA, USA
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
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
ESTA
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park?

The distance between Santa Clara and Yosemite National Park is 218 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park is to bus which costs $35 - $85 and takes 7 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park?

The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park is to train and fly and bus which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $50 - $110.

How long does it take to get from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park?

It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Santa Clara to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.