Yosemite 2 Days Bus Tour

2 Days | Starting at $549

  • SY1R/SY1M
Starting Price

With convenient San Francisco to Yosemite transportation and tour packages, it’s easy to enjoy an overnight stay at California's national treasure.

With convenient SF to Yosemite transportation and tour packages, it’s easy to enjoy an overnight stay at California’s national treasure.

If you’re looking for an affordable SF to Yosemite transportation and tour package, the 2-day bus tour is the perfect solution. This trip includes:

  •        Round-trip transportation from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a full-sized luxury coach
  •        Entrance fee to Yosemite National Park
  •        One night’s accommodation at Yosemite View Lodge
  •        YARTS bus tickets for transfers between the park and your hotel

Day 1: Your Yosemite adventure begins with complimentary pick-up from almost any hotel in the central San Francisco area between 6:15 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. From there, you’ll travel to the departure terminal and begin your trip to Yosemite at 7:00 a.m. Traveling east through the scenic San Joaquin Valley, you’ll pause for a brief rest stop at 10:30 a.m. before arriving at Yosemite National Park around 12:15 p.m.

Upon entering the park, you’ll head along Tunnel View, where you’ll enjoy sweeping vistas of the legendary Yosemite Valley, including El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and Half Dome. Continuing along the south side of the Merced River, you’ll also see Three Brothers, Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Falls, and the park’s sweeping meadows. Finally, you’ll pass the Chapel en route across the Sentinel Bridge to Yosemite Lodge, arriving around 1:45 p.m. You’ll enjoy a few hours of free time before hotel check-in, so you can walk around or take the free Yosemite shuttle to different areas of the park. The YARTS bus to the Yosemite View Lodge departs at 4:00 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 5:55 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. The shuttle takes about 25 minutes. Make sure to take your luggage with you.

At the hotel, you’ll enjoy comfort features, including a deluxe room with private spa bath, air conditioning, cable television, a refrigerator, and a gourmet coffee maker.

NOTE: You can also arrange a tour of the park for the second day of your trip. Choose between the Valley Floor Tour ($25 for adults, $13 for children) and the Glacier Point Tour (available from June to October, $41 for adults, $23 for children). Both tours depart from the Yosemite Lodge; make your reservations at the tour desk when you arrive or call (209) 372-4386.

Day 2: After checking out of the hotel, you can catch the 7:23 a.m. or 8:56 a.m. YARTS shuttle bus from your hotel in El Portal to the Yosemite Lodge. The return trip takes about 25 minutes, and once you arrive, you’re free to explore on your own if you’ve chosen not to take part in the Valley Floor Tour or the Glacier Point Tour.

However you choose to spend the day, your return coach transportation to San Francisco will depart from Yosemite Lodge at 3:45 p.m. The coach will make a brief rest stop on the return journey at about 6:00 p.m., and is scheduled to arrive back in San Francisco at 9:00 p.m.

They are pleased to offer a courtesy shuttle back to any of the hotels they service in the central San Francisco area.

Important information to keep in mind about the SF to Yosemite transportation and 2-day bus tour package:

First, remember that traffic and weather conditions can affect travel times, and occasional delays may alter the departure schedule. As such, we strongly advise guests not to book a Yosemite tour that returns to San Francisco the same day you need to catch a flight out of the city.

We require that you complete your booking at least three business days in advance of your intended departure date, but it is best to make your reservations as early as possible to guarantee availability.

We normally confirm bookings within two to five business days. However, it may take us longer to send your confirmation, if you’ve booked a trip several weeks or months in advance.

The San Francisco to Yosemite 2-day bus tour is operated by motor coach between May 1 and October 31. From November 1 to April 30, the transportation is operated by Amtrak Train & Bus.

You will have your choice of two room types at the Yosemite View Lodge hotel. Book a River View Room at the following rates:

Single – $567
Double – $824
Triple – $1,071
Quadruple – $1,372
Child (Age 5 to 11 – sharing a room with one or more adults) – $186

Or choose a Mountain View Roo (code SY1M) at the following rates:

Single – $549
Double – $792
Triple – $1,038
Quadruple – $1,308
Child (Age 5 to 11 – sharing a room with one or more adults) – $186

Note: Your booking is being sent to our partnered tour operator. Once the availability for this trip is confirmed, you will receive additional email confirmation. If there is no availability for your request, you will receive a full refund.

About Us

We offer sightseeing excursions and guided tours that highlight everything from LA’s most iconic sights to forgotten chapters of the city’s captivating past.

We also offer multilingual tours of Los Angeles attractions, excursions to movie studios and local theme parks, and beach tours that shine a spotlight on the city’s spectacular Pacific coastline.