Yosemite Transportation | Lasting Adventures

Yosemite is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California. Transportation is mainly done by auto. Limited public transport is available. Private shuttle companies can fill in the gaps. When driving to Yosemite be aware of seasonal road closures and check your route beforehand.

Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite. Yosemite covers 1,200 square miles and does not have a single address. We do not recommend using GPS units for directions in and around Yosemite. If you do use a GPS unit, just keep in mind that if there’s a conflict between what the road sign says and what your GPS unit says, the road sign is correct (and your GPS unit isn’t).

The following links take you to the Yosemite National Park website for more info:

Yosemite Summer Camp Transportation

Our Sunday through Friday programs begin in Tuolumne Meadows at 12pm on Sundays and end at 12-1pm at the Half Dome Village Pizza Patio on Friday.

Our Monday through Saturday programs both begin and end in Half Dome Village within Yosemite Valley. Drop-off is Mondays at 12pm and pick-up is on Saturdays at 12-1pm in the Half Dome Village pizza patio.

The above applies to our Young Adventurer Program, our 6-Day Traditional Program, and all 13-Day programs (including Junior Guide and our Young Women’s program).

Due to the high snowpack this year- all trips through July 3rd will meet in Half Dome Village. There will be no meeting in Tuolumne Meadows until later in July.

For all summer camps we send out a roster 3-4 weeks before the program to help with the coordination of carpools.

Skyline to Sea Trail Summer Camp Transportation

Our Sunday through Friday programs begin in Saratoga Park at 12pm on Sundays and end at 12-1pm at the  Waddell Beach on Friday.

For all summer camps we send out a roster 3-4 weeks before the program to help with the coordination of carpools.

SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE SHUTTLE
New for 2017 Lasting Adventures has coordinated the Adventure Shuttle administered by Crossroads Tours. The Adventure Shuttle provides for a pick up at SFO at 10am, nearby hotels to SFO at 10:30am, downtown SF at 11am, and Oakland at 11 am – 11:30am. Then delivery to Yosemite for a late arrival coordinated with Lasting Adventures. This shuttle is only available on trips starting on: 6/19. 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, and 8/6. Cost is $250 roundtrip and $175 one-way. (There is a 3-person minimum and if not met- Crossroads Tours can offer other options.) Please contact Crossroads Tours directly at 1-877-750-6017 or by visiting their website below.

Transportation Resources


Yosemite Transportation, Lasting Adventures Guide ServiceCrossroads Tours –  Transportation to Yosemite and Big Basing Redwood State Park. Proven partner in providing transportation services for our Summer Camp program and they do operate our Summer Camp Adventure Shuttle. Crossroads Tours can be contacted for all your transportation needs.


Yosemite Transportation, Yosemite Summer CampMother Lode Adventures Charter Services – Discover the hidden treasures of the Sierra and beyond. Proven partner in providing transportation services for our Summer Camp program. They can be contacted for all your transportation needs.


Transportation to Yosemite, Lasting AdventuresYARTS – Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. Provides daily and direct transport from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley and Half Dome Village. Only $15 each way. Also provides transport from all Gateway communities around Yosemite.


Transportation to Yosemite, Lasting Adventures Guide ServiceMammoth All Weather Shuttle – Yes, Mammoth has a small airport. Contact MAWS for the short transport from Mammoth to Tuolumne Meadows or other locations within Yosemite.