Public Transit to Yosemite
Since its start in May 2000, the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System(YARTS) has been providing visitors to the Yosemite region with a comfortable, economical, and convenient alternative to driving.
YARTS provides regularly scheduled public transit service into Yosemite National Park and the gateway communities along its routes in buses that are air-conditioned and equipped for rider comfort.
We like to say, "You Could Drive, But Why?", but it is so much more than just that. Get out from behind the wheel and you will see Yosemite in a whole new way.
YARTS operates year round on Highway 140 through Mariposa County with multiple runs each day. There is also daily service from Mammoth Lakes and Mono County during the summer (typically June through September), when Tioga Pass Road is open.
The YARTS schedule makes connections with all intercity transportation providers in Merced: Amtrak, Greyhound, and Great Lakes Airlines at the Merced Airport. In Mono County, YARTS allows connections with "The Crest" bus that runs between Reno, NV and Lancaster, CA on Highway 395.
You can take a look at both routes on the bus stop map. On both routes, YARTS is convenient to lodging facilities in the park and the gateway communities.
In Yosemite, YARTS makes contact with all shuttle services including the free Valley Shuttle and the free Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle (summer only). Check the YARTS Trip Planning page for more information about making all of these connections.
We hope that you can answer all of your questions about the YARTS service from the information on this site, but if you still have questions, please contact us.
Take YARTS to Yosemite and
"Watch the Scenery, Not the Road"