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 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.

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.

The regular 6-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure program (ages 13-18)  begin in Tuolumne Meadows at 12 pm on Sundays and end at 12:30pm at the Curry Village Day Use Parking area near bus stop #14 on Fridays.

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 12:30pm at the Curry Village Day Use Parking area near bus stop #14.

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 12:30pm at at the Curry Village Day Use Parking area near bus stop #14 on Fridays.

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

Due to the ongoing restrictions with travel due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer the Adventure Shuttle for the 2021 season. Please contact any of the resources above for private transportation options.

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.