Travel Information for the Highway 140 Region
Hwy. 140 heads east to Yosemite from Hwy. 99 in Merced. There are no major airports in this area, but it can be reached from all the San Francisco Bay Area airports by several routes. Amtrak trains and Greyhound Bus Lines both have stops in Merced.
From Merced, Yosemite can be reached by car or YARTS bus service. While the Hwy. 140 is considered an all-season approach to the Park, road conditions can change at any time, so it is wise to check with Caltrans at 1-800-427-ROAD and Yosemite Park at (209) 372-0200 for the most current information before you leave. When traveling in the Sierra Nevada from November through April, you should always carry tire chains in your vehicle, and know how to use them.
From Merced, drive east on Hwy.140 for about one and a half hours, passing through Mariposa and El Portal, before reaching the Arch Rock Entrance to Yosemite. Once you reach the Park, it is another 15 minutes to Yosemite Valley. It is a good idea to keep your fuel tank full when driving in the mountains, and there are no gas stations in Yosemite Valley.
Fresno/Yosemite International Airport – www.flyfresno.org
Sacramento International Airport – www.sacairports.org
San Francisco Bay Area airports –
San Francisco International Airport – www.flysfo.com
San Jose International Airport – www.sjc.org
Oakland Airport – www.oaklandairport.com
Car Rental Links:
Other Transportation Links:
Amtrak – www.amtrak.com
Greyhound – www.greyhound.com
YARTS – www.yarts.com
Free Yosemite Park Shuttle - www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bus.htm
Local Gas Prices (Merced County) - www.gasbuddy.com
Local Road & Weather Links:
Caltrans – www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo
Yosemite Park – www.nps.gov/yose
Sierra Sun Times - www.goldrushcam.com