YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite : How to Ride
How to Ride

The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is a regularly scheduled, fixed route, public transit system that operates year-round in the Yosemite region.
YARTS provides service into Yosemite National Park and gateway communities in comfortable, air-conditioned buses. Ride YARTS to safely enjoy the scenery instead of watching the road. All YARTS fares into Yosemite include the park entrance fee. See the ABOUT YARTS page for more general information about the YARTS service. Below you can find links to pages that address specific policies regarding the service.

Bus stops and request drop-off policy

YARTS drivers will stop at all designated stops. They may stop at additional locations that they determine to be safe and accessible for unloading only. Roads in this area are narrow, and YARTS does not provide pick up anywhere other than designated stops.

Parking

On the Hwy 140 route, extended free parking is available in various locations in Merced, such as Merced Transpo and the downtown district garage, which are within walking distance to the bus stops. In Mariposa and Midpines, free Park & Ride facilities are available for day, overnight and multi-day uses.

On the Hwy 41 route, there are paid parking facilities in Fresno, including the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The Hwy 145/41 Park & Ride in Madera has free extended parking available.

Please view the websites below to find out more about your parking options.

City of Fresno Parking

Fresno Airport Parking

Hwy 41/145 Park & Ride

City of Merced Parking

Mariposa Park & Ride

Midpines Park & Ride

 

Baggage

Bags are allowed on YARTS buses, including backpacks of any size. Some backpacks may need to be stored in compartments under the passenger seating.

Bikes

Bikes are allowed in the storage compartments under the bus, as space allows. Bikes can also be rented inside the national park.

Accessibility

All YARTS buses are wheelchair accessible. However, this is on a per-ride basis and is dependent upon seating locations on the bus. Please contact YARTS 48 hours prior to your boarding, and we’ll help make sure your ride is accessible.

Service animals are allowed on all YARTS buses.