There are 8 ways to get from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco by 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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Bus via Modesto, Ca  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage to Merced Transpo
  2. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca

$38 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  2. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Merced Transpo
  3. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca

$30 - $68

6 alternative options

Bus #2  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to Curry Village
  2. Take the bus from Half Dome Village to Merced Transpo
  3. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca

$40 - $72

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco 215.1 miles

$21 - $35

Bus to Mammoth Lakes, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to The Village
  2. Fly from Mammoth Lakes (MMH) to San Francisco (SFO) MMH - SFO

$174 - $477

Bus to Reno, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Lee Vining - Caltrans Maintenance Yard to Reno/Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Francisco (SFO) RNO - SFO

$213 - $866

Bus to Reno, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Lee Vining - Caltrans Maintenance Yard to Reno/Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK

$172 - $588

Bus, bus to Fresno, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  2. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  3. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Francisco (SFO) FAT - SFO

$197 - $683

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Tuolumne Meadows and San Francisco is 168 miles. The road distance is 215.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 34 min and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mammoth Lakes Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco is 215 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco.

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United Airlines offers flights from Mammoth Lakes Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 628+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 168.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Tuolumne Meadows, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Tuolumne Meadows to San Francisco via Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage, Merced Transpo, Merced, Ca, Modesto, Ca, Hayward, Ca, and Hayward BART Station in around 8 h 2 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage to Merced Transpo
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Merced Transpo
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Half Dome Village to Merced Transpo
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to The Village
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
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 Merced, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Yosemite National Park
Website
yosemitepark.com
Bus from Tuolumne Meadows Store to Curry Village
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
travelyosemite.com
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lee Vining - Caltrans Maintenance Yard to Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com

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