News Archive - YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite

3/20/2023: Update – Highway 140 Service

Yosemite National Park has partially reopened with limited services and access. YARTS has resumed normal operations, making all stops except for Curry Village, which remains closed until further notice.

3/17/2023: Update – Highway 140 Service

YARTS has been notified that Yosemite National Park will remain closed today, Friday, March 17th, 2023, but will partially reopen beginning Saturday, March 18th, 2023, with limited access and services. Today, 3/17/23, YARTS will operate reduced service from Merced to Yosemite View Lodge for all runs. Beginning Saturday, 3/18/23, YARTS will operate from Merced to… Read more »

3/15/2023: Update – Highway 140 Service

YARTS has been notified that Highway 140 is closed near Midpines Post Office due to mudslides on the highway. YARTS will make all scheduled stops along Highway 140 from Merced to Midpines County Park & Ride, until further notice.

YARTS 2023 Summer Schedules

YARTS summer reservations will be available in the next couple of weeks. Please follow YARTS on social media to stay informed as updates are announced:

3/9/2023: Update – Highway 140 Service

March 9, 2023 – YARTS has been notified that Yosemite National Park will remain closed until Friday, March 17.  Due to ongoing weather conditions and power outages. Weather permitting, YARTS services will continue operating on a reduced schedule from Merced, CA to Yosemite View Lodge. Please expect delays in service due to weather conditions.

1/31/2023: Update – Highway 140 Services

January 31, 2023 Highway 140 has been reopened for bidirectional traffic east of Midpines. All YARTS Highway 140 runs will resume normal operations into and out of Yosemite National Park starting tomorrow, February 1st. Reservations are available on the YARTS website: Products | Yarts Powered by Betterez

1/24/2023: Update – Highway 140 Service

January 24, 2023 The following eastbound service runs will provide full scheduled service from Merced to Yosemite National Park: 140-3 140-5 140-9 140-13 The following westbound service runs will provide full scheduled service from Yosemite National Park to Merced: 140-4 140-6 140-10 – Leaving Curry Village at 5:15 pm will be the last bus leaving… Read more »

Highway 140 Winter Service

YARTS Winter Services on Highway 140 starts Saturday, October 1, 2022 and runs through May 14, 2023. View the Highway140 winter schedule here.

Highway 395/120 Route modification – White Wolf Lodge stop

Attention YARTS Passengers: The White Wolf Lodge bus stop on the Highway 395/120 route will not be accessible this summer until further notice.  Consequently, the YARTS buses will not be able to pick up or drop off passengers at that location. Please take this into consideration when making reservations to White Wolf Lodge. On the… Read more »