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. 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

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YARTS– Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. The best and most economical way in and out of the park from the local communities surrounding Yosemite. Provides daily and direct transport from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley and Curry Village.

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.

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. 

Yosemite Area Rapid Transit- Fresno/Yosemite Airport to Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Area Rapid Transit provides a very affordable and great option for those seeking transport from the south gateway into the park. There are five distinct routes/schedules a day from the Fresno area including the Fresno/Yosemite International Airport. These shuttles have a drop-off directly in Curry Village where we meet for many of our summer camp programs. This option also works great for those looking to shorten their drive from the Los Angeles area. For more information see www.Yarts.com.

Because of the small nature of our program, and the ongoing reductions and restrictions with travel due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer the Adventure Shuttle until further notice. Please contact any of the resources above for private transportation options.