The closest major airports are Oakland and San Francisco, California and there is a smaller airport in Modesto, California.
From the North
1. Take Highway 395 South to Stateroad 140 West to the park.
2. Take I-5 South or Stateroad 99 South to Stateroad 120 East or Stateroad 140 East to the park.
From the East
1. Take I-80 West to Highway 395 South to Stateroad 140 West to the park.
2. Take Highway 6 West to Highway 395 North to Stateroad 140 West to the park.
From the South
1. Take Highway 395 North to Stateroad 140 West to the park.
2. Take I-5 or Stateroad 99 North to Stateroad 140 East or Stateroad 120 East to the park.
From the West
1. Take Stateroad 120 East to the park.
2. Take Stateroad 140 East to the park.
Additional Directions and Information
There are four entrances to the park: the south entrance on Highway 41 north from Fresno, the Arch Rock entrance on Highway 140 West from Merced, the Big Oak Flat entrance on Highway 120 West from Modesto and Manteca and the Tioga Pass entrance on Highway 120 East from Lee Vining and Highway 395. The Tioga Pass entrance is closed from the first major snowstorm in November until approximately early June due to snow. The roads entering the park on its west side are kept open all year, but may require tire chains because of snow anytime between November and April.
To the Park
You can access the park via state highways 120, 41 and 140.
Several airlines serve Fresno Yosemite International and United Express serves the Merced airport.
Motor coach transportation is available all year from Merced Amtrak station and Transportation Center to Yosemite Valley.
In the Park
You can travel in the park via personal vehicle, bicycle, tour bus. Free shuttle bus service in the eastern end of Yosemite Valley (year-round), between Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and from Tuolumne Meadows to Tenaya Lake (summer only).
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