There are 8 ways to get from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park by bus, car, plane or taxi

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Bus, drive  •  6 h 38 min

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

$141 - $349

Cheapest option

Fly to Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park

$110 - $382

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca 6834 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Fresno HWY 41

$135 - $203

Bus Amtrak  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Fresno HWY 41

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park 371.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  9 h 16 min

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

$295 - $846

Fly to Merced, bus  •  8 h 29 min

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

$179 - $284

Fly to Reno, bus, taxi  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Reno (RNO) LAX - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
  3. Take a taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park

$204 - $482

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park is to fly and drive which costs $110 - $390 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Yosemite National Park is 273 miles. The road distance is 371.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 23 min and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Santa Monica 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 Monica to Yosemite National Park is 371 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Santa Monica 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 Monica to Yosemite National Park.
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  • Distance: 272.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park via 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, 7th / Olive, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 11 h 23 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
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
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 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
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
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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