One of the big stories, about Yosemite, is “congestion” during the peak visitor months, long waits, in hot or overheating cars, at Park entrances, “orbiting” around the Valley…There is an alternative!
The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System, also known as YARTS, is a public transit bus line based in Merced, California.
YARTS will get you to Yosemite and getting to YARTS is easy. With four routes entering Yosemite from the gateway communities of Merced, Fresno (summer), Mammoth Lakes (summer), and Sonora (summer), YARTS will get you there safely and comfortably. Below are some of the travel connections that will help you reach YARTS. All YARTS routes connect with each other In Yosemite Valley.
Fresno – Hwy 41
(Operates May 14th, 2018 – September 14th, 2018)
Fresno ▶ Coarsegold ▶ Oakhurst ▶ Fish Camp ▶ Wawona ▶ Yosemite Valley
Mammoth Lakes – Hwy 120/395
(Operates May 26th, 2018* – September 30th, 2018)
Mammoth Lakes ▶ June Lake Loop ▶ Lee Vining ▶ Tuolumne Meadows ▶ Yosemite Valley
Sonora – Hwy 120
(Operates May 14th, 2018 – September 30th, 2018)
Sonora ▶ Jamestown ▶ Groveland ▶ Buck Meadows ▶ Yosemite Valley