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transportation
June 10, 2008 05:03AM
is there any transportation from san francisco to yosemite?we will be coming in late september from florida but do not want to do the car thing-gas high cost of renting etc-are there posts of people who want to car pool to the park on certain dates? just curious-jfjazz7





jeff friedman
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June 10, 2008 11:08AM
There are bus tours from San Francisco. They could vary from one day to several days.

Re: transportation
June 10, 2008 02:47PM
As an alternative, one could also take the train from Oakland to Merced or Fresno and then bus into the park. It would not need to be a tour perse if you wanted to freelance the trip.

Right now, I don't think a full size bus can get through on 140 at the slide, so Fresno might be only option, unless there is a small YARTS bus that could get you from Mariposa into the Valley. Then, however, your ticket prices might be as high as a car plus gas.





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Bruce Jensen
avatar Re: transportation
June 10, 2008 03:17PM
bpnjensen wrote:

> As an alternative, one could also take the train from Oakland
> to Merced or Fresno and then bus into the park. It would not
> need to be a tour perse if you wanted to freelance the trip.
>
> Right now, I don't think a full size bus can get through on 140
> at the slide, so Fresno might be only option, unless there is a
> small YARTS bus that could get you from Mariposa into the
> Valley. Then, however, your ticket prices might be as high as
> a car plus gas.

Wouldn't most large buses from San Francisco travel via 120?

avatar Re: transportation
June 10, 2008 04:02PM
You can book the entire trip on Amtrak. http://www.amtrak.com/

Re: transportation
June 11, 2008 02:40PM
> Wouldn't most large buses from San Francisco travel via 120?

Possibly. (New) Priest Grade was widened last year to accommodate them, since 140 was blocked.

I've been noticing more buses on 120.

That's a lot of tight curves for a bus.

> You can book the entire trip on Amtrak.

Which uses 140 via Merced for the AmBus.
avatar Re: transportation
June 11, 2008 04:33PM
RobE wrote:

> > Wouldn't most large buses from San Francisco travel via 120?
>
> Possibly. (New) Priest Grade was widened last year to
> accommodate them, since 140 was blocked.
>
> I've been noticing more buses on 120.
>
> That's a lot of tight curves for a bus.

There might be ways to avoid Priest Grade. Maybe a detour using CA-49?

Re: transportation
June 11, 2008 05:23PM
> There might be ways to avoid Priest Grade. Maybe a detour using CA-49?

There are back roads there, but they are slower and longer. Plus you have to stop for the occasional livestock in the road.

When (new) Priest Grade was closed for widening, truck traffic was routed through the back way. It was not convenient for them.
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