Sierra Nevada Shuttles
(transportation for trailheads)

Updated 19 Sep 2022, contact webmaster for additions or corrections.

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Informal Ride Sharing and Carpooling
  • - Mono County Ridesharing

    Eastern Sierra Shuttles - see also Showers and Rangers

    1. Kurt Power (Lone Pine) [2020]
      Call/text 661-972-9476 or email
      Kurt checks e-mail very regularly.

    2. Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile shuttle from/to Mammoth Lakes [2020]
      See, ESTA operates the shuttle.
      For 2020, they intend to operate June 20 through September 9 (subject to conditions).

    3. Eastern Sierra Shuttle Service [2019]
      Call Bob Ennis at 760-876-1915
      Shuttles throughout the Eastern Sierra and airports, specializing in large groups.

    4. Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Services [2019]
      Call 760-876-4444 or 208-863-6975 or visit
      Trailhead shuttles, long-term parking in town, guided tours, pack stations, etc.

    5. Eastern Sierra Transity Authority (ESTA), formerly known as the CREST bus [2018]
      Inyo + Mono County long-distance bus service from Lancaster CA to Reno NV.
      See 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.

    6. Sierra Shuttle Service (Mammoth Lakes) [2018]
      Call 760-914-2746 or email
      See 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.

    7. Bishop Creek Shuttle / Eastern Sierra Transit [2017]
      Call 760-872-1901 x22 or visit
      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.

    8. Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp (Independence) [2016]
      Call 760-878-2121 or email
      See for rates and more details.
      Offers rides to/from the Onion Valley trailhead for hotel guests only.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. 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.

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

    13. 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)

    14. 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 Aramark 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.

    15. 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.

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

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