Travel Connections - YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite
Travel Connections

YARTS will get you to Yosemite and getting to YARTS is easy. With four routes entering Yosemite from 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.

All YARTS routes connect with each other in Yosemite Valley.

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 leaving from the station 4 times daily and returning 5 times 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 reach merced from San Francisco, Stockton, and Madera 4 or more times daily, and YARTS picks you up at the station 4 times daily.

 

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Merced Regional Airport 

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 Boutique Air    

Daily flights  to and from Merced. Three YARTS trips leave daily from Macready Airfield and 5 return upon request.

 

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Merced County Transit – “The Bus”

Merced county’s bus system provides frequent connections to YARTS, which leaves from the Merced Transportation Hub 4 times daily and returns 5 times daily.

 

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University of California Merced – “CatTracks”

Use CatTracks to get to Campus? YARTS will pick you up there in the evening to bring you on your weekend adventure. We’ll drop you back off on Monday in time for your 1pm class.

Mariposa County Transportation – Mari-Go

Mari-Go provides curb-to-curb transit in the Mariposa region. It can help you reach the 3 stops YARTS serves in Mariposa 6 times daily (5 on weekends and holidays).

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

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport

8 airlines offer direct flights to and from 11 cities as far off as Portland, OR, Dallas, TX, and Guadalajara, Mexico.

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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

 

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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 Lakes Airport offers direct flights from Denver, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego. During July and August, 3 YARTS trips daily leave from and return to Mammoth Lakes. In June and September, YARTS operates 1 daily round-trip.

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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)

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Tuolumne County Transit

Tuolumne County Transit connects with YARTS in Sonora, Jamestown or Tuolumne City, where trips depart for Yosemite once a day from May to September, and twice a day during the Summer peak. You can even ride in from Calaveras County on Calaveras Transit and connect with TCT at Columbia College. Amador Transit can bring you in from even further north on Highway 49.