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 Half Dome Village. Only $15 each way.

 


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 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

For 2018 all of our summer camps will 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 Half Dome 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 Half Dome Village within Yosemite Valley. Drop-off is Sundays at 12 pm and pick-up is on Fridays at 12-1pm in the Half Dome 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  Half Dome Village and all ending at 12-1pm at the Half Dome Village Pizza Patio on Friday.
For all summer camps we send out a roster 3-4 weeks before the program to help with the coordination of carpools. Late arrivals (by 5pm)  can be coordinated on all of our 13 and 27-day programs and others based on permitting. Please contact our office to inquire on specific dates.
SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE SHUTTLE – SF Bay to Yosemite
The Adventure Shuttle is administered by Crossroads Tours. The Adventure Shuttle provides for a Sunday 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. Return transport on Fridays begins immediately after our pizza lunch between 12-1. Arrival in the Bay Area is around 5-6pm. (These are all approximate times that can be adjusted based on the needs of the participants and as coordinated with Lasting Adventures.) Cost is $250 roundtrip and $175 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] Efforts will be made to coordinate dates with other families also seeking similar transport. You will be contacted with more information if registering for this 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 Half Dome 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.
Skyline to Sea Trail Summer Camp Transportation
Our Sunday through Friday programs begin at the Castle Rock Street Parking Lot at 12pm on Sundays and end at 12-1pm at the Waddell Beach on Friday.