Various shuttle bus options provides convenient transportation throughout Yosemite Valley. Check the appropriate websites in advance since COVID-19 has led to shuttles temporarily discontinuing services.
Yosemite Valley Shuttle System
The free Yosemite Valley shuttle system provides convenient transportation throughout Yosemite Valley. Starting May 17, 2022, the shuttles have new routes; some of the shuttle stop numbers have changed. Download a map and schedule at www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/publictransportation.htm.
Valleywide shuttle: This route serves all stops in Yosemite Valley, including lodges, food service, campgrounds, and trailheads. Buses arrive every 12 to 22 minutes from 7 am to 10 pm.
East Valley shuttle: This route is limited to Yosemite Village, Curry Village, Pines campgrounds, and trailheads in eastern Yosemite Valley. Buses arrive every 8 to 12 minutes from 7 am to 10 pm.
Mariposa Grove Shuttle Bus
Starting in late May, 2022, this free shuttle provides service from the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza (near South Entrance) to the Mariposa Grove. This is the primary way to get to the Mariposa Grove. The shuttle can operate starting no earlier than April 1 and ending no later than November 30, but dates vary from year to year, especially in spring (due to conditions).
Limited shuttle service is also available from Wawona Hotel from mid-June to early September between 9 am and 5 pm, with pick-ups/drop-offs about every two hours. This service is available to visitors staying overnight in Wawona.
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 March).
Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus
The Tuolumne Meadows shuttle bus provides convenient access throughout the Tuolumne Meadows area between the Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point (including Tenaya Lake) during the summer (typically mid-June through early September).
Glacier Point Tour and Hiker Shuttle Bus
This bus is not operating in 2022 due to the Glacier Point Road closure and rehabilitation project.
On this four-hour tour (for a fee), you’ll go from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point—a 3,200-foot elevation gain. Many people purchase a one-way ticket on the Glacier Point Tour and take it from Yosemite Valley Lodge to Glacier Point, then hike back down to Yosemite Valley on the 4-Mile Trail or the Panorama Trail. This bus does not make stops at other trailheads. Service is available when the Glacier Point Road is open (typically late May through October).
Find more information at www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/guided-bus-tours/
Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows Tour and Hikers’ Bus
The Tuolumne Meadows shuttle bus (for a fee) provides convenient access throughout the Tuolumne Meadows area between the Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point (including Tenaya Lake) during the summer (typically mid-June through early September).
The Yosemite Valley-Tuolumne Meadows hikers’ bus provides service from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center and stops at various trailheads on the Tioga Road. Service is available from approximately mid-June to early September.
For pick-up at The Ahwahnee Hotel, please call 209.372.1240 in advance. Hikers Bus can be flagged for pick-up or drop off at any turnout large enough to accommodate the bus. www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/guided-bus-tours/
YARTS Bus and Shuttle
YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) serves locations along four major routes into the park ⎯ Hwy. 120/395 starting in Mammoth Lakes on the east side of the park, Hwy. 120 starting in Sonora to the west of the park, Hwy. 41 originating in Fresno and Hwy 140 starting in Merced. Along the way to the park, YARTS has stops at designated park and ride lots, campgrounds and RV parks. COVID-19 precautions have limited the capacity of the buses. Check the website for updates. Visit www.yarts.com or call (877) 989-2787 for more information.