FAQs About Flying to Mammoth Lakes

Flying to Mammoth Lakes is the easiest way to get to your winter vacation. If you’ve never flown to Mammoth Lakes before or you’re taking a flight into the new Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) in Bishop, the answers to these frequently asked questions about flying to Mammoth Lakes will help you plan your trip.

Flying to Mammoth Lakes

What is the closest airport to Mammoth Lakes?

Mammoth Lakes has two airports. Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH), serviced by Advanced Air from regional airports in Southern California, is located just 10 minutes outside of town. The new Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH), with global connectivity on United, is located 45 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes in Bishop.

Which airlines fly to Mammoth Lakes?

United Airlines and Advanced Air offer service to the Mammoth Lakes area. United flies exclusively to the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) in Bishop, while Advanced Air flies into Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) in Mammoth Lakes.

Where can I fly from?

United Airlines offers non-stop flights to Mammoth Lakes from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN). Travelers can also connect from cities across the country and internationally on United flights to Mammoth Lakes.

Advanced Air offers public charter service to Mammoth Lakes from Burbank (BUR), Hawthorne (HHR) and Carlsbad (CLD).

Transportation from the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) in Bishop

Is there a shuttle from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes?

Yes, MAWS Transportation provides a variety of transportation options from the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) in Bishop to Mammoth Lakes and returning to BIH. Seats on a shared shuttle can be booked for $65 each way ($130 round trip). Private shuttles are also available for groups of up to 5, 11 or 25 guests.

Where does the airport shuttle drop off and pick up?

Shuttles to and from BIH can drop guests off and pick guests up at any address in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Shared shuttles do not accommodate drop-offs in the town of Bishop, however private shuttles to Bishop can be arranged.

Do I need to book a shuttle in advance?

Yes, advanced reservations are highly recommended. MAWS may be able to accommodate walk-up bookings, however, during busy holiday times, walk-ups cannot be guaranteed. Reserve your shared or private shuttle on the MAWS website.

How much do shared shuttles at BIH cost?

Seats on a shared shuttle to and from BIH can be booked for $65 each way ($130 round trip).

How much do private shuttles at BIH cost?

Private shuttles are also available for groups of up to 5, 11 or 25 guests. Pricing starts at $325 for a private SUV, $715 for a private van and $1,625 for a private minibus.

Are rental cars available at BIH?

Yes, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental operate out of BIH.

Is the rental car office on-site at BIH?

Yes, there is a rental car office on-site at BIH and in the town of Bishop. If rental cars are not available at the airport location, a complimentary shuttle will take guest to pick up a car in town.

Are vehicles with AWD, 4WD and/or snow tires available?

Yes, snow-ready rental cars are available. Guests are prohibited from using chains on rental cars.

Do I need to book a rental car in advance?

Yes, advanced reservations are highly recommended. Some walk-up rentals may be available, however, during busy holiday times, walk-ups cannot be guaranteed.

Transportation from Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MHH) in Mammoth Lakes

Is there a shuttle from Mammoth Lakes to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport?

Yes, MAWS Transportation provides a variety of transportation options from the Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) to the town of Mammoth Lakes and returning to MMH. Seats on a shared shuttle can be booked for $35 each way ($70 round trip). Private shuttles are also available for groups of up to 5, 11 or 25 guests.

Where does the airport shuttle drop off and pick up?

Shuttles to and from MMH can drop guests off and pick guests up at any address in the town of Mammoth Lakes.

Do I need to book a shuttle in advance?

Yes, advanced reservations are highly recommended. MAWS may be able to accommodate walk-up bookings, however, during busy holiday times, walk-ups cannot be guaranteed. Reserve your shared or private shuttle on the MAWS website.

How much do shared shuttles at MMH cost?

Seats on a shared shuttle to and from BIH can be booked for $35 each way ($70 round trip).

How much do private shuttles at MMH cost?

Private shuttles are also available for groups of up to 5, 11 or 25 guests. Pricing starts at $119 for a private SUV, $385 for a private van and $875 for a private minibus.

Are rental cars available at MMH?

Yes, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental operate out of MMH.

Is the rental car office on-site at BIH?

Yes, there is a rental car office on-site at MMH.

Are vehicles with AWD, 4WD and/or snow tires available?

Yes, snow-ready rental cars are available. Guests are prohibited from using chains on rental cars.

Do I need to book a rental car in advance?

Yes, advanced reservations are highly recommended. Some walk-up rentals may be available, however, during busy holiday times, walk-ups cannot be guaranteed.