Sierra Nevada Shuttles
(transportation for trailheads)

Updated 4 Apr 2024, 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. Three Rivers Transportation and Delivery Service [2024]
      Call 707-267-5509 to leave a message, or email
      Offering rides to hikers that park on the east side and wish to enter SEKI through Three Rivers.
      Booking is done through Facebook page named Three Rivers Transportation and Delivery Service.

    2. David Pedersen [2024]
      Call 650-388-6581 to leave a message, or email
      Casual transport services primarily for backpackers, based in Bishop.

    3. Sierra Mountain Shuttle [2024]
      Call Jim Clement at 619-709-1382 to leave a message, or email
      For more details, visit
      Van service from the VVR (Vermillion Valley Resort), Edison Lake, and Florence Lake (Muir Trail Ranch) locations to and from Fresno, CA.

    4. Eastern Sierra Transity Authority (ESTA), formerly known as the CREST bus [2023]
      Inyo + Mono County long-distance bus service from Lancaster CA to Reno NV.
      Call 800-922-1930 or 760-872-1901
      See for these and other routes:
      - 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 has been cancelled as of 2023.

    5. Kurt Power (Lone Pine, Onion Valley) [2023]
      Call/text 661-972-9476 or email
      Kurt checks e-mail very regularly.

    6. Anne Bramhall (Bishop, South Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Mosquito Flat, North Lake, Pine Creek) [2023]
      Call/text 760-614-0054 or email

    7. 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).

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

    9. Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Services [2019]
      Call/text Kathleen at 208-863-6975, or visit
      Trailhead shuttles, long-term parking in town, guided tours, pack stations, etc.

    10. 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.

    11. 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.

    12. East Side Sierra Shuttle (Independence) [2014]
      Call 760-878-8047
      See for sample rates and more details.
      4WD short wheelbase access to difficult to reach trails, and experienced trail advice.

    13. 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.

    14. Mammoth Taxi llc, formerly Sierra Express Transportation (Mammoth) [2012]
      Call 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.

    15. 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.

    16. VALLEY AND HIGH COUNTRY: Yosemite Hiker Shuttle / Yosemite Park Tours
      Call 209-372-1240 for a 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)

    17. EAST SIDE: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS)
      Call 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.

    18. WEST SIDE: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS)
      Call 877-989-2787
      Bus goes from Merced to Yosemite Valley and back four times per day.
      Options for getting to Merced include Amtrak and Greyhound.

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