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Buses from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley

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San Francisco - Yosemite Valley Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. Traveling by bus from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley usually takes around 9 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Shortest duration9h 12m
Cheapest price$25.82
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound29h 13m$27.98
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 13 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Yosemite Valley usually start from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 248 kilometers from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 12 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Francisco?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley; ticket prices start at $40.67.

City Information

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Main departure station: 425 Mission St

Behind a modern curved façade lies San Francisco’s commuter hub, the Salesforce Transit Center. This gateway to downtown San Francisco and the entire Bay Area welcomes tens of thousands of passengers every day. Finding your way around is easy thanks to more than 270 digital displays with transit information. The Salesforce Transit Center serves as a bus station for Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway buses, as well as several public transit options for convenient connections. A standout feature of the Salesforce Transit Center is a public five-acre rooftop park which gives travelers an open space to relax. Rotating food trucks, cafés, carts, and pop-up retail make this a dynamic and vibrant destination in itself.

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • 425 Mission St

Where does the bus arrive in Yosemite Valley?

Main arrival station: 1 Yosemite Lodge Dr

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Yosemite Valley.

Bus stations in Yosemite Valley:

  • 1 Yosemite Lodge Dr

  • Yosemite Visitor Center

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