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Yosemite Transportation

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:


Transportation Resources

YARTS– Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. The best and most economical way in and out of the park from the local communities surrounding Yosemite.

Crossroads Tours –Transportation to Yosemite in shuttles and private cars.

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.

Extranomical Tours – Over the past 18 years, Extranomical Tours has built a respectable reputation as one of the best small tour operator in San Francisco, one 5-star tour at a time.

Mammoth 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.

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.


San Francisco Bay Area to Yosemite (and back!)

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 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 registering 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 before 30 days out, as long as space is available.

Looking to share a private 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.

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    Rideshare Planning Map for Yosemite Summer Camps

    Use the tool above to sort by Trip Start Date or End Date. You can press the icon next to the map’s title for a slide-out menu to select which set to view. Each set of dates is color-coded.

    Please note that the information provided here is limited in nature. To protect privacy, additional information, including contact information for other rideshares, will only be available after booking a trip and registering for the rideshare list.

    Lasting Adventures does not participate in carpool & shuttle coordination beyond making voluntarily provided information available to interested and registered parties. Lasting Adventures does not verify the driving ability, legal driving status, insurance information, or any other information about drivers or their vehicles. Lasting Adventures encourages all participants to verify all information and driving ability before participating in a carpool/rideshare.

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