Alternative Transportation Choices for Your Yosemite Madera County Visit


Here are some alternative transportation opportunities for you. The YARTS buses are rather nice, and you don’t have to mess with parking. The Valley Shuttles run all the time, so get there and back by YARTS and use the shuttle while in the Valley. Nice!

  1. Crossroads Tours

    Tour de Yosemite: Daily tours as well as individual tours.

  2. Discover Yosemite

    Daily tours starting at about 9 am in winter. Returning at about 6 pm. They can also provide individual tours, depending on availability of vehicle and driver / guide.

  3. Photo Safari Yosemite (also Mountain Shuttle)

    Individual tours in Jeep or SUV. Specializes in photo tours but his service is not limited to that.

  4. Sierra Jeep Tours

    Special tours via 4WD Jeep and ATV to Sierra National Forest areas including Nelder Grove.

  5. Yosemite Private Tours

    Individual tours up to 6 people in SUV.

Where possible, make your reservations for these guided tours at least a day in advance.

All of the above companies offer guide service, which means guests will actually learn about what they’re viewing.

The following companies offer transportation only:

  1. Mountain Shuttle (operates also as Photo Safari Yosemite)

    Provides on-demand transportation service locally and in Yosemite National Park.

  2. Starlight Taxi

    On-demand transportation service locally and in Yosemite National Park.

  3. YARTS

    Transportation only. The buses do not stop at popular sightseeing locations and do no narration or interpretation.

YARTS Schedule Oakhurst to Yosemite Valley

Departs Oakhurst* Arrives Yosemite Valley

6:05 am and 8:02 am
8:03 am and 10:00 am
9:49 am and 11:46 am
11:56 am and 1:53 pm
3:11 pm and 5:08 pm

Departs Yosemite Valley Arrives Oakhurst*

9:33 am 11:20 am
3:36 pm 5:23 pm
4:13 pm 6:00 pm
5:42 pm 7:29 pm
6:42 pm 8:29 pm

*Only stop in Oakhurst is at Yosemite Gateway Best Western PLUS Hotel

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