There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz 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

Bus via Madera, Ca  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$136 - $220

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$134 - $199

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca 17
  2. Take the train from Sjd San Jose Station to Skt Stockton Station Ace
  3. Take the train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak to Modesto Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
  5. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$153 - $236

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park 220.4 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SFO - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$191 - $485

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Yosemite National Park is 149 miles. The road distance is 220.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to get from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park via San Jose, Ca, Madera, Ca, Merced, Ca, Merced Transpo, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Sjd San Jose Station to Skt Stockton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak to Modesto Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Cruz, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
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 Santa Cruz, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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
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
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2 to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts

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