Yosemite National Park Public Transportation

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Public Transportation

Yosemite has the motto "leave the driving to us," and makes it possible with the free park shuttle system, private guided tours and commercial transportation companies that take visitors into and out of the park.

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  • The YARTS bus will connect passengers to Merced, the primary junction with Amtrak, Greyhound and more.
  • The CREST bus travels the Eastern Sierra Mountains along the east side of the park.

National Park Shuttle Bus

The park service's free shuttle network is based around Yosemite Village, though seasonal buses also operate in individual areas of the park to connect visitors to various highlights and nearby destinations.  Shuttles run every 10 to 20 minutes depending on the time of year.

  • Yosemite Valley Shuttle 
    Schedule: This shuttle operates daily from 7am to 10pm. 
    Stops: It provides stops around eastern Yosemite Valley, stopping at nearly all of the overnight lodging facilities, all the stores and at all major viewpoints.
  • El Capitan Shuttle
    Schedule: Operating from mid-June through early September and running daily from 9am to 6pm.
    Stops: This shuttle provides service between El Capitan, Four Mile Trailhead and the Valley Visitor Center.
  • Wawona-Mariposa Grove Shuttle Bus 
    Schedule: Spring through Fall
    Stops: This free service transports visitors between Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Riding the shuttle guarantees that you will get to see the Giant Sequoias even when the road to them is closed because the parking area nearby is full.
  • Wawona to Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus 
    Schedule: Operating from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.
    Stops: Departs from the Wawona Hotel and the Wawona Store to Yosemite Lodge and back again.
  • Badger Pass Ski Resort Bus 
    Schedule: Between December and March, whenever the ski resort is open.
    Stops: For no fee, you can jump on board this shuttle and travel between Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass Ski Area.
  • Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus 
    Schedule: Mid June to Early September.
    Stops: Climb onboard this free shuttle and ride throughout the Tuolumne Meadows between Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point.

YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System)

For reasonable rates, YARTS offers transportation to and from many of the communities that surround Yosemite National Park. See their Online Schedule and Maps.