Sierra Nevada Shuttles
(transportation for trailheads)

Updated 19 Sep 2014, maintained by Linda Emerson.

Informal Ride Sharing and Carpooling
  • - Eastern Sierra Ridesharing [2014]
  • - Ridesharing to/from Reno [2014]
  • - Mono County Ridesharing

    Eastern Sierra Shuttles - see also Showers and Rangers

    1. Kurt Power (Lone Pine) [2015]
      Call 760-876-4811 or email
      (I check e-mail very regularly)

    2. Chevron in Independence [2014]
      Shuttle to Onion Valley is $10 per person, between 6am and 10pm, call to make arrangements. Showers also available.

    3. East Side Sierra Shuttle (Independence) [2014]
      See for sample rates and more details.
      4WD short wheelbase access to difficult to reach trails, and experienced trail advice.

    4. Climber.Org hosts a copy of the JMT Crib Sheet [2013]
      Shuttle, rental, shower, hotel, and ranger info specifically for John Muir Trail hikers.
      For more info, join the John Muir Trail group at Yahoo.

    5. Amtrak offers transportation from SF to Yosemite for just $37. [2013]
      Bus links can apparently get you to the valley or over Tioga Pass to Mammoth.
      Here's the link to all their California Stations.

    6. Mammoth Shuttle System [2013]
      (760) 934-6588 (office 8am-10pm); (760) 914-2678 (cell)
      See 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.

    7. Mammoth Taxi llc, formerly Sierra Express Transportation (Mammoth) [2012]
      (760) 937-8294 for reservations, or see website.
      See 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.

    8. The Mount Whitney Shuttle Service (Lone Pine) [2012]
      (760) 876-1915, best to call in the evening
      See or email info at mtwhitneyshuttle dot com
      Connections to airports, car rentals, and bus lines (ESTA and YARTS). Plenty of room for 7 passengers and 7 Backpacks.

    9. Eastern Sierra Transity Authority (ESTA), formerly known as the CREST bus [2012]
      Inyo + Mono County long-distance bus service from Lancaster CA to Reno NV with a night's stopover in Bishop CA.
      - The Lancaster run meets up with the Los Angeles area Metrolink trains at the Lancaster train station. Metrolink has connections with Amtrak trains and airport connections downtown Los Angeles Union Station.
      - The Reno run connects to the Reno Airport. It also connects up with the YART busses (Tuolumne Meadows + Yosemite Valley) at Mammoth CA.
      [2009 - from jjo_brien]

    10. Inyo-Mono Transit Dial-a-Ride (Bishop) [2012]
      ESTA operates the dial-a-ride program, and their website lists the different phone numbers and information for the service in each community.

    11. VALLEY AND HIGH COUNTRY: Yosemite Hiker Shuttle / Yosemite Park Tours
      full-size bus: day tours for Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows
      reservations available round trip or one-way from Yosemite Valley
      can catch bus from Tuolumne Lodge Store to the Valley (no reservations)

    12. 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 Yosemite Lodge.
      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.

    13. 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.

    14. Greyhound no longer has service to the eastern Sierra Nevada! [2002]

    15. High Sierra Shuttle aka High Sierra Transportation (Bishop)
      No longer in business as of Jan 2013.