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. Many of our clients have preferred the conveniance of a rental car over the limited public transportation options available, especially from major airports. 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).
Directions to Yosemite
The following links take you to the Yosemite National Park website for more info:
- Driving directions
- Vehicle restrictions (for RVs, trailers, and other large vehicles)
- Public transportation to and around Yosemite.
- See here for information on using Public Transport from the Bay to Yosemite.
- Nearby Airports
- Winter road closures and alternate routes to Yosemite during winter
- Camping or Lodging
- Airport Public Transit – How to get from local airports to Yosemite using public transport.
Mother 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.
Summer Camp Transportation
Our summer camps run from Sundays to Fridays. Late arrivals on Sundays (by 5 pm) can be coordinated on most programs based on permitting. Please contact our office to inquire on specific dates.
Lasting Adventures provides transportation from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the greater Bay Area to our Summer Camp programs in Yosemite National Park. Skip the long drive and traffic while helping save the environment. Click HERE for for more information..
RIDESHARING: Carpool & Shuttles
See here for the current Rideshare Map for Yosemite and limited details of other parties looking for a rideshare. Please note that Lasting Adventures does not participate in coordinating rideshares beyond making voluntarily provided information available to interested and registered parties. After you register for a youth trip you can use the link on the confirmation email to register for the rideshare list, which provides contact information for rideshare participants. Should you find a rideshare for a different date/program, Lasting Adventures does allow changes free of charge, prior to 30-days out, and as long as space is available.
Looking to share a shuttle with others? The rideshare list has an option to indicate interest in a shuttle! Connect with others looking for a rideshare and contact any shuttle option, such as the ones listed above.