Travel Connections - YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite
Travel Connections

When you ride YARTS, getting to Yosemite is stress free! With four routes that connect Yosemite with the gateway communities of Merced, Fresno (summer), Mammoth Lakes (summer), and Sonora (summer), YARTS will get you there safely and comfortably. Below are some of the travel connections that will help you reach YARTS car free.

All YARTS bus routes connect with each other at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

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Highway 140 (Merced-Mariposa-El Portal)

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Amtrak Railroad Passenger Service

Ride the Amtrak San Joaquin Line into Merced from the North or South to connect with YARTS service daily. The San Joaquin Line connects with the San Francisco Bay Area (international airports: SFO and Oakland) and Sacramento (Sacramento International Airport).

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Greyhound

Greyhound buses connect with YARTS. Greyhound buses reach Merced from San Francisco, Stockton, and Madera.

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Merced Regional Airport 

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Daily flights to and from Merced.

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Merced County Transit – “The Bus”

Merced County’s bus system provides frequent connections to YARTS, which connects at the Merced Transportation Hub daily.

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University of California Merced – “CatTracks”

Use your CatCard to ride The Bus to the YARTS stops for free! Board the UC route by showing the driver your CatCard and transfer onto YARTS.

Mariposa County Transportation – Mari-Go

Mari-Go provides curb-to-curb transit in the Mariposa communities. Use Mari-Go to connect to YARTS.

Highway 41 (Fresno-Madera-Coarsegold-Oakhurst-Fish Camp-Wawona)

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Connect with YARTS upon arrival at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Three round-trips from Fresno provided daily May 10 through September 10.

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Amtrak Railroad Passenger Service

Ride the Amtrak San Joaquin Line into Fresno from the North or South to connect with YARTS service daily in the summer. The San Joaquin Line connects with the San Francisco Bay Area (international airports: SFO and Oakland) and Sacramento (Sacramento International Airport).

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Greyhound

Ride Greyhound into Fresno to connect with YARTS from Visalia and Bakersfield.

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Fresno Area Express

Fresno’s extensive public transit system will help you connect directly with YARTS stops in the city.

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Clovis Transit, Fresno County Rural Transit Agency, Madera County Transit

Numerous public transit services connect into Fresno from along Highways 99 and 180.

Highway 120E/395 (Mammoth Lakes-Lee Vining-June Lake-Tuolumne Meadows)

Mammoth Lakes Airport

Mammoth Yosemite Airport is only 10 minutes away making travel to Mammoth Lakes even easier. You can reach Mammoth Lakes from cities worldwide – including New York, Chicago, Houston, and Melbourne. Enjoy convenient year-round flights to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles (LAX) and flights from Denver, San Francisco, Burbank, and Orange County available during the winter season.

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Eastern Sierra Transit Authority

ESTA operates year-round bus service along Highway 14 and 395 into Mammoth Lakes from Lancaster via Bishop and town trolleys within Mammoth Lakes itself. ESTA also offers service from Reno into Lee Vining, where YARTS stops on the way into Yosemite from Mammoth Lakes.

Highway 120 (Sonora, Jamestown, Groveland, Buck Meadows)

Tuolumne County Transit

Tuolumne County Transit General Public Dial-Your-Ride can get you to a YARTS stop, where you can connect with public transit to Yosemite Valley. Please call (209) 532-0404 to schedule your ride.