Yosemite National Park Shuttle Buses

Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus

The free Yosemite Valley shuttle system provides convenient access around eastern Yosemite Valley all year. The bus stops at or near all overnight accomodations, stores, and major vistas in eastern Yosemite Valley. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use the shuttle bus instead of driving around eastern Yosemite Valley.

Wawona-Mariposa Grove Shuttle Bus

The free Wawona-Mariposa Grove shuttle bus shuttles passengers between Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias spring through fall . The bus picks up and drops off passengers at the Wawona Store, South Entrance, and at the Mariposa Grove Gift Shop. The Mariposa Grove Road closes several times each day from spring through fall when the parking lot becomes full. Visitors arriving on the shuttle bus are guaranteed access into the Mariposa Grove even when the parking lot is closed (as a result of being full).

Badger Pass Bus

The free Badger Pass shuttle bus provides service twice daily between Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass ski area whenever the facilities at Badger Pass are open (typically mid December through mid March).

Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus

The free Tuolumne Meadows shuttle bus provides convenient access throughout the Tuolumne Meadows area between the Tuolumne Lodge and Olmsted Point (including Tenaya Lake) during the summer (typically mid June through early September).

Tuolumne Meadows Hikers' Bus (fee)

The Tuolumne Meadows Hikers' Bus provides convenient access along the Tioga Road for hikers wanting to begin a hike along the Tioga Road. The bus leaves Yosemite Valley each morning (July through Labor Day) with stops at Crane Flat, White Wolf, and Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. Charge depends on where you are dropped off. To guarantee seating, hikers must purchase tickets one day in advance (209/372-1240). Visit the DNC Parks Resorts at Yosemite. web site for information about this and other tours in Yosemite National Park.

Glacier Point Hikers' Bus (fee)

The Glacier Point Hikers' Bus provides convenient access to Glacier Point for hikers wanting to begin a hike at Glacier Point and end elsewhere or for visitors not wanting to drive to Glacier Point. Visitors may ride the bus to Glacier Point and hike down, or hike up and return by bus. To guarantee seating, hikers must purchase tickets one day in advance (209/372-1240). Visit the DNC Parks Resorts at Yosemite web site for information about this and other tours in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (fee)

Merced to Yosemite Valley Mammoth to Yosemite Valley via Tuolumne Meadows

YARTS provides bus service into the park along Highway 140 and Highway 120 east (summer only). Visit their web site for current schedules and rates.

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