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


Transportation to Yosemite, Lasting AdventuresYARTS – Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. The best 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. Only $15 each way.


Yosemite Transportation, Lasting Adventures Guide ServiceCrossroads Tours –Transportation to Yosemite in shuttles and private cars. Proven partner in providing transportation services for our Summer Camp program, as they 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 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.

Summer Camp Transportation

Our summer camps run from Sundays to Fridays.


The regular 6-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure program (ages 13-18)  begin in Tuolumne Meadows at 12 pm on Sundays and end at 12-1pm at the Curry Village Pizza Patio on Friday.


The 6-Day Young Adventurer’s program (ages 11-13), the 13-day Yosemite High Country Adventure (ages 13-18), and our 27-day Leadership Expedition  begin and end in Curry Village within Yosemite Valley. Drop-off is Sundays at 12 pm and pick-up is on Fridays at 12-1pm in the Curry Village pizza patio area.


Our 13-day Young Women’s Adventure Program (ages 14-18) has two offerings with departures both in  Tuolumne Meadows or at  Curry Village and all ending at 12-1pm at the Curry Village Pizza Patio on Friday.


Late arrivals (by 5 pm)  can be coordinated on most programs based on permitting. Please contact our office to inquire on specific dates.


The Adventure Shuttle is administered by a transportation partner of Lasting Adventures. The normal timing for the Adventure Shuttle is scheduled based on SFO arrivals by 10:30am, followed by a 11:15 am pick-up at the Castro Valley BART Station (3301 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546; the meeting location is the ‘Attended Parking Only’ area immediately adjacent to the Bus Stop.) Then delivery to Yosemite for an arrival coordinated with Lasting Adventures where youth are scheduled into groups camping night one before hiking out day two. If we have no arrivals at SFO, the pick-up at San Francisco will be at 8 am and in Castro Valley at 8:45am. You will be notified in advance of actual times. Return transport on Fridays begins immediately after our 11:30am pizza lunch with planned departure at 12:00pm from Curry Village.  Arrival at Castro Valley BART by 5:30pm and SFO by 6:30pm (Please note that these are approximate and based on travel on a Friday afternoon into the Bay Area. We recommend flights leaving SFO at/after 8pm.) Cost is $265 round-trip and $185 one-way. Please choose the Adventure Shuttle Add-on when checking out online and/or contact the Lasting Adventures office to schedule at [email protected] Please be sure to complete the additional Adventure Shuttle Registration Form when participating in the Adventure Shuttle.


Yosemite Area Rapid Transit- Fresno to Yosemite
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 works great for those looking to shorten their drive from the Los Angeles area. For more information see www.Yarts.com.