Yosemite National Park Airport, Flights & Airlines

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Airports & Flights

While Fresno Yosemite Airport serves the most flights to the region, two additional airports (Merced and Modesto) offer regional flights. Read More

  • Fresno Yosemite Airport (FAT) is 96 miles/2.5 hours from Yosemite.
  • Merced Airport (MCE) is 80 miles/2 hours from Yosemite.
  • Modesto Airport (MOD) is 107 miles/2.5 hours from the park.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Despite the name, the Fresno Yosemite Airport is about 2.5 hours from Yosemite National Park. It offers the most commercial flights in the area.

  • Airport Code: FAT
  • Location: From the airport, travel North on Yosemite Fwy/CA-41 all the way to Yosemite.
  • Airlines: 
  • Airport Services: A couple restaurants, Starbucks, Barber shop, and a news stand. 
  • Getting To/From the Airport:
    Car Rentals: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Enterprise. 

Merced Regional Airport/Macready Field Airport

Serving one commercial airline, Great Lakes Airlines, Merced Regional Airport is roughly 2 hours from Yosemite.

  • Airport Code: MCE
  • Location: From Merced, drive east on CA-140 into Yosemite National Park.
  • Airlines: 
    Great Lakes Airlines to/from Las Vegas
  • Airport Services: Features one small cafe. 
  • Getting To/From the Airport:
    Car Rentals: Avis, Enterprise. 

Modesto City/County Airport Airport

This small airport is located 2.5 hours from Yosemite.

  • Airport Code: MOD
  • Location: From the airport, head north on Oakdale Ave. Turn right onto Patterson Rd and follow signs to CA-108. CA-108 will merge with CA-120 and eventually split off again. Stay with CA-120 until you see signs for Yosemite Valley.
  • Airlines: 
    United Airlines/SkyWest to/from San Francisco
  • Airport Services: The airport offers free internet. 
  • Getting To/From the Airport:
    Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz