Benefits of Yarts

  • You do not need a reservation to enter Yosemite National Park when you ride YARTS.
  • Enjoy regularly scheduled public transit service into Yosemite National Park and the gateway communities along its routes in buses that are air-conditioned and equipped for rider comfort.
  • Access the park on multiple runs each day, year-round on Highway 140 from Merced through Mariposa. Routes on Highway 41 from Oakhurst, Highway 120 from Sonora and Highway 395 and 120 from Mammoth Lakes only operate during summer months.
  •  Reservations are recommended to save your seat on YARTS.
  • Your entrance fee to Yosemite is included in the bus fee and child’s fare is free with one paying adult. See ticket prices here.
  • YARTS connects to Amtrak in Merced along the Highway 140 Route, making a seamless journey using public transportation.
  • YARTS stops at many hotels along the way to Yosemite on Highway 140. There are several stops near hotels in Mariposa and two stops at hotels in El Portal. Ask your hotel how close the nearest YARTS stop is when you make your booking and leave your car at home.
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In Yosemite, YARTS makes contact with all shuttle services including the free Valley Shuttle and the free Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle (summer only). Check the YARTS Trip Planning page & the Bus Schedules page for more information about making all of these connections.