Public Transportation

There are many different ways to use public transportation to get into and around Yosemite.  There are public transit services to and from airports in the area including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Fresno and Mammoth.  The Yosemite Regional Transportation System (YARTS) allows visitors to enter the park without the hassle of traffic and parking.Once in the park, the Free Hybrid Shuttle is an environmentally friendly and easy way to explore the park.  There are also many transit options to experience the park beyond Yosemite Valley.

Shuttle Service

Park & Ride or Hike

Though cars and other private vehicles are allowed in Yosemite, including Yosemite Valley, the Free Hybrid Shuttle System is an option available to you and is a great way to experience Yosemite! 

Free Yosemite Valley Shuttle
The free Valley Shuttle runs on a continuous loop through Yosemite Valley throughout the day all year-round. The daily start and end time for the shuttle varies with the season and a few stops are seasonal and or stop service at dark. Park your car at your hotel or campground, or use the day parking lots located in Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village. The Valley Shuttle stops at all lodging and camping venues as well as the major eateries, shopping areas, popular attractions and trail heads. Avoid the hassles of parking lots and getting lost as you relax, take in the sights and let us do the driving! During the winter the Yosemite Valley Shuttle system operates 7am – 10pm and runs every 30 min. In the summer, buses run every 20 minutes. Get a map of the Valley Shuttle Bus Route here.

Free Wawona-Mariposa Grove Shuttle

The free Wawona Shuttle operates from mid-Spring through the first snowfall that closes the Grove Road. At the beginning and end of the season, service may be limited to weekends only, but for the majority of the season, the shuttle runs 7 days a week. The Wawona Shuttle is a continuous loop that runs between the Wawona Pioneer Gift and Grocery Store and the Big Trees parking lot in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The loop runs on a 30-minute frequency with a few stops along the way, such as the Wawona Golf Course, the Stables and the PioneerHistoryCenter.

Free Yosemite Valley to Wawona Shuttle
The Wawona – Valley shuttle operates daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Departing from the Wawona Hotel at 8:30 am and departing from Yosemite Lodge at 3:30 pm.

Free Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle
The free Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle operates from mid-June through Labor Day (weather permitting). The shuttle operates on a continuous loop from Tuolumne Meadows and Olmsted Point with scheduled stops as well as flagged stops along the way; there is limited service to Tioga Pass. This Shuttle is a great way to get from Day Parking to your trailhead and back again. Service operates on a 30 +/- minute frequency.  Service from Yosemite Valley to the Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle is also available via the Tuolumne Meadows Tour & Hikers Bus. Download a map of the Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus Route here (.pdf)

Free Badger Pass  Shuttle
During the Badger Pass Ski Season, the Badger Pass Shuttle picks guests up from multiple locations in Yosemite Valley in the morning and delivers them to Badger Pass. In the afternoon, shuttles return guests back to Yosemite Valley. See ourBadger Pass Shuttle Schedule here.

Hikers’ Buses
The Tuolumne Meadows Hikers Bus and Glacier Point Hikers Bus are available for a fee. Both offer a great way to get to your trail head with your packs allowing you to hike back down or get back on the bus at the end your hike.  Call (209) 372-4FUN for information, pick-up points, reservations and fees.