San Francisco

San Francisco to Yosemite One-Way Transfer

San Francisco, USA
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias One Way SF to Yosemite or v v

From $169.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you're visiting San Francisco and want to spend a day or more in Yosemite, enjoy a flexible way to get to the park, with the option to return the same day or later. Skip the hassle of renting a car and trying to get park passes that often sell out, and simply enjoy the ride to Yosemite Valley. See the giant sequoias at Tuolumne Grove, then enjoy the rest of the day to hike and explore on your own. (Please note: return transport and hotel stays are not included and must be booked separately.)
  • Convenient one-way transfer from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley
  • No need to rent a car or book park passes months in advance
  • Includes pickup from San Francisco hotels and a park orientation
  • It's the only transfer with flexibility to return any day you want

What's Included

  • Expert guide and commentary
  • San Francisco Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco)
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee (for San Francisco to Yosemite option only)
  • Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). Please check your email confirmation from Extranomical Tours or contact the provider to confirm your pick-up details and time

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

For San Francisco to Yosemite: Hotel pickup is offered from most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area (but do not pick up outside SF city limits) For Yosemite to San Francisco: Meeting point is near Shuttle Stop #7 which is by the Yosemite Valley Lodge (9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive) at around 3:00 pm (exact time to be confirmed by calling tour operator directly on day of return)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through May, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide.
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads.
  • Tour makes stops for breakfast, lunch, and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed.
  • Audio links are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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10 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Rob was a very fun guide!...
Monia_M, Mar 2023
Rob was a very fun guide! He added a personal touch to the tour and made the experience very unique. Best of luck, Rob!
Sharon_K, Feb 2023
Traveled with spouse on Viator bus tour from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. We stayed for several nights ( which we would recommend because there is so much to see and unable to do in a one day trip). We were fortunate to see Horse Tail Falls— Fire Fall. Conditions were perfect— from the “True Minnesotans”
Response from Host, Mar 2023
You designed a great trip...a couple of days in Yosemite during Firefall! Well done. Travel safely back to Minnesota. Thanks!
Perfect trip
Sian_B, Dec 2022
Great tour! Lots of stops on the way to sightsee and pickup food & our guide had lots of great information, we really enjoyed it, thanks so much!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Yosemite never disappoints and winter tours can be really special. So glad to hear you enjoyed it. Take care.
Yosemite Valley trip!
Ellie_H, Apr 2022
Ross was a very knowledgable and friendly tour guide who made the journey fun and interactive! The bus was on time and comfortable. We had the chance to see lots of unique and interesting spots, including seeing the giant sequoias and a view of the valley. Very happy with Ross and the tour itself, would recommend!
Mala experiencia
PatriciaNatali_B, Nov 2022
Te cobran más de lo acordado. Al final del viaje te cobran más lo que acuerdas inicialmente y no te dicen hasta que ya estás en el viaje.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Lamentamos que no esté al tanto de nuestra política de equipaje de gran tamaño en ese momento. Después de hablar, me alegra que ahora comprenda que no cobramos por el equipaje a menos que sea demasiado grande para caber en el compartimento superior. Esto está claro en la descripción de nuestro recorrido, pero entendemos que puede haberse pasado por alto fácilmente. Viajes seguros.

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