Lee Vining: Experience What Tranquillity Really Means
Travel Time
One way
6 hr and 33 minutes
Estimated Cost
Total
115 $ - 250 $
Transportation
40 $ - 75 $
Hotel
60 $ - 120 $
Restaurants / Bars
15 $ - 30 $
Activities
Overview
115 $ - 250 $

Lee Vining is considered to be the gateway to the historic Mono Lake and is located at the base of the enchanting Sierra. This serene vacation headquarters is right below Tioga Pass and is the ideal location for adventure and thrill seekers who want to explore the Yosemite or the Mono Basin. So if you and your family really want to know what tranquillity and serenity really means, then Lee Vining should be your next vacation stop. 

One of the many Tufas or calcified structures along the Mono lake , near Lee Vining
Another day on the main street
One of the grand Lake View lodges
Welcome one; welcome all, to Lee Vining
A day of fishing at the lake
Fabulous nightscape with shooting stars, from Lake View Lodge
Nicely’s Restaurant, a staple for any and all visitors
One of the many Tufas or calcified structures along the Mono lake , near Lee Vining
Another day on the main street
Go
40 $ - 75 $
Travel time
6 hr and 33 minutes
Estimated Fuel Cost
40 $ - 75 $

The city of Lee Vining is approximately 305 miles from San Francisco, of course that is a long journey but this will be a road trip that will forever be etched into your memory. The sights you come across will open your eyes to what beauty really means and will prove to be a road trip of a lifetime. There are three routes you can take by road to Lee Vining, but we would recommend considering the route given below as it is packed with breath taking views, long beautiful roads and is the shortest route.

By Road

Drive: San Francisco to Lee Vining

Travel time: ~6 hr and 33 minutes

Estimated Fuel cost: $45-$50 (Cost exclusive of toll costs)

Public Transit

Bus: San Francisco (Townsend St) to Lee Vining Chevron

Travel time: ~ 8 hr and 45 minutes (Includes transit time)

Estimated fare: $40-$75 from Townsend St