Sierra Nevada Shuttles
Updated 29 August 2018, maintained by Linda Emerson.
(transportation for trailheads)
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Informal Ride Sharing and Carpooling
MulePost.com - Eastern Sierra Ridesharing 
CraigsList.org - Ridesharing to/from Reno 
AlternetRides.com - Mono County Ridesharing
Eastern Sierra Shuttles - see also Showers and
- Eastern Sierra Transity Authority (ESTA), formerly known as the CREST bus 
Inyo + Mono County long-distance bus service from Lancaster CA to Reno NV.
See ESTransit.com for these and other routes, or call 800-922-1930:
- The 395 Service North runs Monday-Friday from Lone Pine, CA to Reno, NV then returns to Lone Pine.
- The 395 Service South runs Monday-Friday from Mammoth Lakes, CA to Lancaster, CA then returns to Mammoth Lakes.
- The Bishop Creek Shuttle runs 7 days a week from usually the first or second Saturday in June until Labor Day.
- Sierra Shuttle Service (Mammoth Lakes) 
Call 760-914-2746 or email SierraShuttleServices@outlook.com
See SierraShuttleService.com for rates and more details, can travel to any part of the state.
Licensed shuttle service throughout Inyo and Mono counties, including Mammoth/Yosemite airport.
All local hiking and mountain biking trails, including the White Mountains.
Expanded service area as of 2018, can now provide shuttles for all of Yosemite National Park.
- Sherpa Max (Mammoth to Mojave) 
Call 805-341-6360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Sierra hiker transport for up to 4 hikers at a time.
From Mammoth to Mojave including Lone Pine permit office, Horseshoe Meadows and Kennedy Meadows.
Licensed by PUC (PSC 37392) and operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.
- Bishop Creek Shuttle / Eastern Sierra Transit 
Call 760-872-1901 x22 or visit estransit.com
Between Bishop and South Lake / Lake Sabrina, with flag stops along the way.
7 days a week from mid-June through mid-August, then weekends through mid-October.
Operates under permit from the Inyo National Forest. See website for fares and stops.
- Climber.Org hosts a copy of the JMT Crib Sheet 
Shuttle, rental, shower, hotel, and ranger info specifically for John Muir Trail hikers.
For more info, join the John Muir Trail group at Yahoo.
- Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp (Independence) 
Call 760-878-2121 or email MtWilliamsonMotel@gmail.com
See MtWilliamsonMotel.com for rates and more details.
Offers rides to/from the Onion Valley trailhead for hotel guests only.
- Kurt Power (Lone Pine) 
Call 760-876-4811 or email LonePineKurt@aol.com
(Limited availability, I check e-mail very regularly.)
- East Side Sierra Shuttle (Independence) 
See EastSideSierraShuttle.com for sample rates and more details.
4WD short wheelbase access to difficult to reach trails, and experienced trail advice.
- Amtrak offers transportation from SF to Yosemite for just $37. 
Bus links can apparently get you to the valley or over Tioga Pass to Mammoth.
Here's the link to all their California Stations.
- Mammoth Shuttle System 
(760) 934-6588 (office 8am-10pm); (760) 914-2678 (cell)
or email mammothshuttle at npgcable dot com
Specializing as a Sierra trailhead shuttle. Will go to any Sierra trailhead shuttle, any day, any time.
We are also a long distance shuttle that will go anywhere in the country.
- Mammoth Taxi llc, formerly Sierra Express Transportation (Mammoth) 
(760) 937-8294 for reservations, or see website.
See mammoth-taxi.com for rates and more details.
Mammoth Taxi operates as a town of Mammoth Lakes on-call Taxi service year-round,
and as Mammoth Yosemite Airport Shuttle service,
and specializes in hiker/backpacker trailhead service all over California and Nevada.
- Inyo-Mono Transit Dial-a-Ride (Bishop) 
ESTA operates the dial-a-ride program, and their website lists the different phone numbers and information for the service in each community.
- VALLEY AND HIGH COUNTRY: Yosemite Hiker Shuttle / Yosemite Park Tours
full-size bus: day tours for Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne
reservations available round trip or one-way from Yosemite Valley
can catch bus from Tuolumne Lodge Store to the Valley (no reservations)
- EAST SIDE: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS)
800-626-6684 or 800-MAMMOTH
Mammoth tourist center brokers tickets from Mammoth and Lee Vining
In Yosemite, purchase advance tickets at the DNC information kiosk or at
Tickets can also be purchased directly from the bus driver.
Bus goes from Mammoth to Yosemite Valley in the morning, back in evening, with
stops at Tuolumne, White Wolf and Crane Flat.
- WEST SIDE: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS)
Bus goes from Merced to Yosemite Valley and back four times per day.
Options for getting to Merced include Amtrak and Greyhound.
- Greyhound no longer has service to the eastern Sierra Nevada! 
- High Sierra Shuttle aka High Sierra Transportation (Bishop)
No longer in business as of Jan 2013.