Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS)

Toll free phone: 877-989-2787


Monday: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Friday: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Hours of Operation: Hours vary

Seasons of Operation: Summer; opening date may be based on when Tioga Pass (Hwy. 120) into Yosemite National Park opens, which can vary from year to year

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NOTE: YARTS will continue to provide weekend service from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite into October.

YARTS provides safe, comfortable and convenient public transit into Yosemite National Park during the summer months as well as connecting to the Merced, CA, airport, Amtrack train and Greyhound bus stations. The bus runs June through September when Tioga Pass (Hwy. 120) is open. Weekend service is available in June and September, with daily trips coming to and from Yosemite throughout July and August. Book your trip in advance online to ensure enough spots for your group, or pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or cash (exact change only). Check the schedule for specific pick-up locations and times.

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.0

based on 37 reviews

Comfortable and reasonably priced bus service
We used the bus service from Mariposa and back and was surprised that there were hardly any other passengers, considering that it was a Sunday and the park itself was very crowded. One needs to plan...
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Good choice if not up to driving
If you want to concentrate on spectacular sight of Yosemite, take the YARTS bus from nearby towns, cheaper hotels outside of Valley too. We took the one between Groveland and Valley, hotels just...
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