Getting to Yosemite
Bus service is available to Yosemite Valley (and, during summer, to some other areas of the park) from cities throughout California and the rest of the United States.
Specific directions are available showing how to access public transportation [600 kb PDF] from some of the major airports in the area.
Service from Nearby Communities
Service is provided by YARTS.
Note: Luggage storage is not available in Yosemite at this time.
Getting Around Yosemite
Yosemite Valley Shuttle System
The free Yosemite Valley shuttle system provides convenient access around Yosemite Valley.
Mariposa Grove Shuttle
This free shuttle provides service from the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza (near South Entrance) to the Mariposa Grove. This is the primary way to get to the Mariposa Grove. The shuttle can operate starting no earlier than April 1 and ending no later than November 30, but dates vary from year to year, especially in spring (due to conditions). View the complete schedule.
Badger Pass Ski Area
The free shuttle provides service between Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass whenever the facilities at the ski area are open (typically mid-December through March).
Glacier Point Tour
Many people purchase a one-way ticket on the Glacier Point Tour and take it from Yosemite Valley Lodge to Glacier Point, then hike back down to Yosemite Valley. This bus does not make stops at other trailheads. Service is available when the Glacier Point Road is open (typically late May through October).
Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle
The Tuolumne Meadows shuttle bus provides convenient access throughout the Tuolumne Meadows area between the Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point (including Tenaya Lake) during the summer (typically mid-June through early September). See the complete schedule.
Yosemite Valley-Tuolumne Meadows Hikers Bus
The Yosemite Valley-Tuolumne Meadows hikers' bus provides service from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center and stops at various trailheads on the Tioga Road. Service is available from approximately mid-June to early September.
YARTS Highway 120 East Bus
YARTS (for a fee) provides service between Yosemite Village and Mammoth Lakes, with stops at Crane Flat, White Wolf, and Tuolumne Meadows. This service operates daily in July and August and weekends only in June and September (conditions permitting).
YARTS Highway 120 North Bus
YARTS (for a fee) provides service between Yosemite Village and Sonora, with stops at Crane Flat, Big Oak Flat (Hodgdon Meadow), Buck Meadows area, Groveland, and Sonora/Jamestown. This service operates daily from mid-May through September. Service to Sonora/Jamestown is not available on weekends and holidays.
YARTS Highway 41 Bus
YARTS (for a fee) provides service between Fresno and Yosemite Valley, with stops in Wawona. This service operates daily during summer.
Wawona-Mariposa Grove Shuttle & Badger Pass-Glacier Point Shuttle
No longer in service.
Limitations of Public Transportation in Yosemite
If you arrive in Yosemite Valley by public transportation, access to other areas of the park is possible, as follows:
Last updated: November 28, 2023