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There are 9 ways to get from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain by bus, car, train, taxi 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, drive  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Amtrak/Greyhound Station
  2. Take the bus from Fresno to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
  4. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit 6
  5. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

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Bus, taxi  •  17h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Amtrak/Greyhound Station
  2. Take the bus from Fresno to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
  4. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

7 alternative options

Bus, train, drive via Merced  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage to Merced Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Merced to Bakersfield
  3. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
  5. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit 6
  6. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Bus, train, drive  •  18h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Amtrak/Greyhound Station
  2. Take the train from Fresno to Bakersfield
  3. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
  5. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit 6
  6. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Drive, bus, train, taxi  •  18h 7m

  1. Drive from Yosemite National Park to Hwy 140 Autocamp
  2. Take the bus from Hwy 140 Autocamp to Merced Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Merced to Bakersfield
  4. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  5. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  6. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  7. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Drive  •  9h 13m

  1. Drive from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain 487.7 miles

Bus to Fresno, fly to San Diego, bus, taxi  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  2. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Diego (SAN) FAT - SAN
  3. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
  4. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Bus to Merced, fly to El Centro, taxi  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage to Merced Airport
  2. Fly from Merced (MCE) to El Centro (IPL) MCE - IPL
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Drive to Mammoth Lakes, fly to Carlsbad, train, bus, taxi  •  10h 5m

  1. Drive from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes
  2. Fly from Mammoth Lakes (MMH) to Carlsbad (CLD) MMH - CLD
  3. Take the train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Old Town
  4. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
  5. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

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The cheapest way to get from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 9h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain is to drive which takes 9h 13m and costs $45 - $70.

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The distance between Yosemite National Park and Salvation Mountain is 394 miles. The road distance is 487.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 17h 47m and costs $320 - $440.

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It takes approximately 17h 30m to get from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain is 488 miles. It takes approximately 9h 13m to drive from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fresno Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 393.9 miles
  • Duration: 17h 30m

What companies run services between Yosemite National Park, CA, USA and Salvation Mountain, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Yosemite National Park to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the taxi to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center, take the bus to Amtrak/Greyhound Station, take the walk to Fresno, take the bus to Los Angeles, take the walk to Los Angeles Downtown, take the bus to Palm Springs Downtown, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage, take the bus to Merced Amtrak, take the walk to Merced, take the train to Bakersfield, take the walk to Bakersfield, take the bus to Los Angeles, take the walk to Los Angeles Downtown, take the bus to Palm Springs Downtown, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Merced to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Advanced Air, LLC
Website
advancedaircharters.com
Flights from Mammoth Lakes to Carlsbad
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $240
Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Fresno to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Old Town
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Amtrak/Greyhound Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Hwy 140 Autocamp to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage to Merced Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
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 Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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