Yosemite 2 Days Bus Tour

2 Days | Starting at $549

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

One Night Stay at the Yosemite View Lodge:

River View Room:

Single – $567
Double – $824
Triple – $1071
Quadruple – $1,372
Child (Age 5 to 11 – sharing a room with one or more adults) – $186

Mountain View Room:

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.

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:

• Yosemite Park entrance fee included
• Includes Two hour Valley Floor Tour run by Yosemite National Park ($25)
• By Train and Bus from San Francisco or Emeryville. See how the transportation works.
• Single travelers welcome!
• Comfortable seating on the train and fullsize YARTS bus with restroom and i-phone etc outlet
• Spend 2 days in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Yosemite National Park.
• Stay by the river at Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal
• Round trip from San Francisco
• Leave San Francisco on Day 1 before 7AM and return on Day 2 after 9PM
• Yosemite Valley Floor Tour – 26 miles, 2 hours

Day 1

Travel to Yosemite (227 miles) by Amtrak train and YARTS bus
Pick up from almost any hotel in central San Francisco area between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. Comfortable Amtrak train from Emeryville connecting to YARTS bus at Merced leaving at 11:00 reaching Yosemite Valley Lodge near The Falls by 1:25 p.m. This link shows how the transportation works.

VALLEY FLOOR TOUR. (2 hours. 26 miles)
On this two-hour tour, park rangers introduce some of Yosemite’s most famous sightseeing points in Yosemite Valley and describe the history, geology, plant and animal life of the region. This year-round Yosemite Valley Floor tour provides a fuller knowledge and enjoyment of the park. Open-air trams operate from late spring through early fall. From late October through April, tour in an enclosed and heated motor coach with large windows allowing unimpeded views of Yosemite’s famous sights.

For El Portal, YARTS Bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge leaves several times between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Takes about 25 minutes.

Yosemite View Lodge El Portal:
Deluxe room with two beds & private spa bath, air conditioning, TV, kitchenette, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Dinner and breakfast available.

Day 2

Check out and take 7:23 or 8:56 a.m. YARTS Bus transfer from El Portal. Arrives Yosemite Lodge in about 40 minutes. SPEND THE DAY ON YOUR OWN. If you want to take 4 hour Glacier Point Tour it has to be booked and paid for direct with your credit card well in advance as it sells out – http://www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/guided-bus-tours/

Returning to San Francisco:
Meet us at Yosemite Valley Lodge YARTS bus stop at 3:45 p.m. for departure by 4:00. Reaching Merced about 6:30 p.m. connecting to Amtrak train reaching Emeryville by 9:45. transfer to San Francisco by 10:00 p.m. There can be traffic delays or late departure – please do not expect to catch a flight at night.

Tour includes:

• 2 days of transportation including free luggage space
• Yosemite Park entrance fee
• Tunnel View stop as part of Valley Floor or Glacier Point tour
• Room and tax for one night at Yosemite View Lodge.
• YARTS tickets for the transfers between Yosemite Valley and Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal
• No hidden costs such as fuel charge etc.
Note: YARTS schedules change in mid May and mid September. Actual times will be given to you when boarding the tour.

Important information about the 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.

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.