Bishop: the Small Town with a Big Backyard
Travel Time
One way
Between 6-8 hours
Estimated Cost
Total
106 $ - 760 $
Transportation
36 $ - 100 $
Hotel
50 $ - 200 $
Restaurants / Bars
20 $ - 160 $
Activities
Overview
106 $ - 760 $

Bishop has something for everyone, whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, or just like a small town to explore. Come visit!!

Fall Colors
Iris
Sierra Sky
High Sierra Stream and Lake
Winter Fly Fishing
Old Truck with the Sierra Wave
Fall Colors
Mule Days Parade
Jeeping
Fall Colors
Iris
Go
36 $ - 100 $
Travel time
Between 6-8 hours
Estimated Fuel Cost
36 $ - 100 $

There are a variety of ways to get to Bishop from San Francisco, most of which are in a car or personal vehicle. 

In the summer, treat yourself to a drive eastbound through the magnificent Yosemite National Park via Hwy 120 to connect with U.S. Hwy. 395, then drive south about 60 minutes. (6hr 20 min).

You can also take Hwy 108 over Sonora Pass (6hr 8 min), or Hwy 89 over Monitor Pass for a beautiful and scenic drive when those roads are open.

During winter months Tioga Pass (Hwy 120) CLOSES due to heavy snow, but Bishop is still accessible via Hwy 50 (roughly 7 hours) or I-80 (roughly 8 hours), connecting with U.S. Hwy 395 in Carson City or Reno, Nevada. Then drive south on 395.

**Make sure to check for road closures in the fall, winter and spring months, as many of the routes are closed due to snow. These include Highways 50, 80, 89, 108, and 120.