Comfortable buses offer a 2½-hour ride via Hwy 140 to Yosemite three (winter) and five (summer) times daily, picking up in several places in Merced, including the Merced Transpo Center and Amtrak station. The route …
The most scenic way to travel these parts, the San Joaquin service stops in a white Mission building smack in downtown Fresno on its way to other tourist destinations, including Yosemite ($40, four hours, twice dail…
This service connects wi-fi-enabled buses with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system's Dublin/Pleasanton BART station several times a day during the week (one-way $14). The trip takes about two hours.
This clean, efficient regional train system connects with BART and to cities throughout the region. Prices vary by distance traveled, but you can go all the way to San Jose for $14.50.
The local service that has daily buses to the Tower District (bus 22 or 28) and Forestiere Underground Gardens (bus 20) from the downtown transit center at Van Ness Ave and Fresno St.
Star-spangled buses travel between Bakersfield (from the north side of the San Joaquin Valley College campus) and LAX (2½ hours, three daily). Book in advance for a sizable discount.
Trains travel north from here to Sacramento ($45 to $65, five hours, two direct trains). Buses head to LA, but fares must be purchased in combination with a train ticket.
The efficient local bus system's Route 22 runs north on Chester Ave to the Kern County Museum and Oildale (22 minutes).
Stops downtown near the Chukchansi ballpark. Multiple regular/express rides daily to Los Angeles ($24, four hours) and San Francisco ($20, five hours).
Trains coming through this station connect with Amtrak's San Joaquin rail line. It is also a hub for local and intercity buses.