Yosemite Transportation One Way From San Francisco Area To Yosemite Valley

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 a.m. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    San Francisco City - Transbay Terminal and train stations in San Jose, Emeryville and Oakland.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


"Green" transportation with existing train and bus service TRAVEL 3 hours from San Francisco, Oakland or Emeryville on long distance AMTRAK train that has large wide seats and big windows., Wi Fi, Cafe Car and wash rooms From Merced 2 hours to Yosemite by large 45 foot motor coach (bus) seating up to 55 passengers, with a wash room. Suitable for Cedar Lodge and Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal. Ideal for Half Dome Village, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge by The Falls and campsites. You can go one day and return on a different day. Provide contact phone for question about trip to Yosemite.  Detailed information including shuttle and sightseeing map, instructions and helpful hints provided by e-mail.

Know More about this tour

Going up in the morning a comfortable train ride from Oakland / Emeryville to Merced takes about 3 hours and then YARTS motor coach to Yosemite Valley takes about 2 hrs and 15 minutes.
Here is some important information

The distance between San Francisco and Yosemite is 215 miles (345 km). Driving time in a car is at least 4 hours, in a bus about 30 minutes more each way. Several tour companies operate sightseeing trips for the day that take at least 15 hours. Those using large 40 or 45 feet motor coaches seating up to 55 passengers have space for luggage. Others using mini busses or vans charge for the space taken up by your baggage if it cannot fit under the seat.


  • National Park fees
  • Tax
  • Fuel Charge
  • Yosemite valley shuttle and sightseeing map
  • Transportation by Amtrak train ans bus


  • Guide or escort
  • Food and drinks
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 18 years