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.
1. Yosemite Valley Shuttle System
The free Yosemite Valley shuttle system provides convenient transportation throughout Yosemite Valley. Download a map and schedule at www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/publictransportation.htm.
Yosemite Valley Shuttle
This bus provides service around eastern Yosemite Valley, including stops at or near all overnight accommodations, stores, and major vistas. This shuttle operates all year from 7 am to 10 pm. However, because of COVID-19, it is not operating during the 2021 winter season. Check the park site to find out when it is operating.
El Capitan Shuttle
This bus stops at El Capitan, Four Mile trailhead, and the Valley Visitor Center. This shuttle operates from mid June through early September from 9 am to 6 pm.
2. Wawona-Mariposa Grove Shuttle Bus
Because of early 2021 health guidelines, the Mariposa Grove shuttle is not operating. Access to the grove is available by a two-mile (each way) hiking trail. In addition, tours and guided hikes may not be available. For more information, check the park's FAQ page.
3. 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).
4. Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus
The free 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). It did not operate in 2020 because of COVID-19.
5. Glacier Point Tour and Hiker Bus
On this four-hour tour, you’ll go from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point—a 3,200-foot elevation gain. Service is available when the Glacier Point Road is open (typically late May through October). www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/guided-bus-tours/
Many people purchase a one-way ticket on this bus and take it from Yosemite Lodge to Glacier Point, then hike the Panorama Trail back down to Yosemite Valley. This bus does not make stops at other trailheads.
6. Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows Tour and Hikers' Bus
This bus (for a fee) provides service from Yosemite Lodge to Tuolumne Meadows and stops at various trailheads on the Tioga Road. Service is available July through early September. Because of COVID-19, as of early 2021, Yosemite Hospitality is not operating any bus tours. This includes the Valley Floor Tour, Glacier Point Tour, Grand Tour, and Tuolumne Meadows Tour and Hikers Bus. Check the website for updates as conditions shift.
For pick-up at The Majestic Yosemite 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/
7. YARTS Bus and Shuttle
Ride the YARTS Bus to Yosemite
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.
Wawona to Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus
The YARTS Highway 41 Route stops at the Wawona Store and transports park visitors to Yosemite Valley. The return trip departs from Yosemite Lodge. Operates year-round.Visit https://www.yarts.com/ for more information, especially to find out COVID-19 may be impacting services.