There are 3 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus, taxi or car

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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Bus, taxi  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  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

$149 - $202

2 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$150 - $212

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park 157.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between South Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park is 79 miles. The road distance is 157.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7 h 43 min and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park is 157 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park.

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  • Distance: 78.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

What companies run services between South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA and Yosemite National Park, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park via South Y Transit Station, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, Sacramento Amtrak, 3Rd St & J St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, Merced, Ca, Merced Transpo, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 12 h 5 min.

Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.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
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 South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from S. Lake Tahoe, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.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.

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 Sacramento, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
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 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Other operators
Taxi from Lee Vining -Chevron 51557 US 395 to Yosemite National Park
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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