Area Transportation Options to Consider

Airlines/Rental Cars

The following airlines serve the Fresno airport. From Fresno, a hiker can reach any other major airport in the United States.

Greyhound Bus and Amtrak

The Fresno Greyhound Bus Station and the Amtrak station are located at the same place:

2650 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)

Phone: 559-268-1829

From Fresno, you can take Greyhound to any major city in the United States, at exceptional rates.

We recommend this to our out-of-country visitors if you have the time and would like to drive across country.

For example, the trip between Fresno and San Fransisco takes on average 5 hours, and currently costs less than $40 per person.


Fresno is on the Amtrak's San Joquin Route. This route terminates to the south in Bakersfield, California, and travels to the North to Stockton, Sacramento, and Oakland, California.

The Trip between Fresno and Oakland takes approximately 5 1/2 hours, and currently costs around $60 per person.

The trip between Fresno and Bakersfield takes approximately 2 hours, and costs $35 in the afternoon, $25 in the evening.

YARTS (Yosemite Area Transportation System)

The Yosemite Area Transportation System now travels between Yosemite and Fresno (both ways)!

YARTS now covers Fresno to Yosemite, and East from there to Lee Vining, June Lake, and Mammoth Lakes. This means you can now travel between Fresno and Mammoth Lakes via commercial transportation! And with the ESTA bus on the East side, you can travel from Yosemite all the way to Bishop!

East Side Trail Head Transportation

High Sierra Shuttle - Transportation provides trail head transportation on the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

From Bishop

From Bishop, take the ESTA Bus or High Sierra Shuttle to either Ridgecrest, or Yosemite.

From Ridgecrest, you can take the Greyhound or Amtrak into Fresno.

From Yosemite, you can take the YARTS into Merced or Fresno, and then take the Greyhound or Amtrak to your final destinations.

Once in Fresno, you can utilize our van service service to take you to VVR, Mono Hot Springs, or Florence Lake (Muir Trail Ranch)

Step by Step Transportation Instructions

If you are driving to Fresno the best place to park is around the the Fresno Airport. Just google Fresno Airport long term parking. Off-site parking facilities generally provide free shuttles to the airport and have less expensive rates then the airport, which is currently 8.00 - 12.00 a day.