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:
- Driving directions
- Vehicle restrictions (for RVs, trailers, and other large vehicles)
- Public transportation to and around Yosemite
- Nearby airports
- Winter road closures and alternate routes to Yosemite during winter
- Camping or Lodging
- Airport Public Transit Document
Summer Camp Transportation
Our Monday through Saturday programs both begin and end in Half Dome Village within Yosemite Valley. Drop-off is Mondays at 12 pm and pick-up is on Saturdays at 12-1pm in the Half Dome Village pizza patio.
The above applies to our Young Adventurer Program, our 6-Day Traditional Program, and all 13-Day programs (including Junior Guide and our Young Women’s program).
For all summer camps, we send out a roster 3-4 weeks before the program to help with the coordination of carpools.
We have also partnered with the companies below to provide ongoing and reliable service for youth who need transportation to and from major airports such as SFO and OAK to our meeting locations in both Tuolumne Meadows and/or Yosemite Valley. Both companies have a proven track record of working well with Lasting Adventures even in emergency situations. Both of these companies can also be contacted for any special request such as meeting at a train depot, driving your group from Los Angeles, or even a home pick-up. Please let us know if you are booking transportation and we will try our best to suggest the same date and options to others.
New direct bus line from Fresno-Yosemite Airport to Yosemite Valley through YARTS below!
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.
Crossroads Tours – Crossroads specialize in private custom tours to Yosemite National Park. Proven partner in providing transportation services for our Summer Camp program. They can be contacted for all your transportation needs.
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.
Yosemite National Park Bus Transportation – Daily bus transportation to and from San Francisco and Yosemite Valley.