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Transportation
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  • Transportation at VVR
  • Transportation at VVR
  • Transportation at VVR

Transportation To/From Fresno, California

VVR VanVVR is excited to announce our van service between VVR and Fresno, California is running again this year!

Our van service can accommodate up to 7 hikers and their gear. The van service runs between Vermilion Valley Resort™ and the Fresno Airport, as well as the Fresno Train/Bus station.

The cost of the van service between VVR and Fresno is $185 for the first 2 hikers, $35 per hiker after that (for a max of $290 for 5 hikers).

All trips are by reservation or on-demand walk-ins, subject to van and driver availability. There are no set schedules.

The van service leaves no earlier than 7:30am from VVR and no later than 4pm. The trip is approximately 3 hours - meaning that the earliest you can arrive in Fresno is about 8:30am. Please plan your transportation accordingly.

The van service will depart Fresno for VVR no earlier than 9am, with the last departure no later than 4:30pm, which will deliver you to VVR 3 hours later. The power goes out at VVR at 10pm.

Note that we can also pick you up or deliver you to Mono Hot Springs for the same price as VVR.

Shuttle runs scheduled outside our nromal times are subject to a 20% surcharge.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking - please call us 30 days in advance of the transportation date in order to schedule the van service. Note that we do not accept reservations more than 30 days in advance of your scheduled shuttle run.

To schedule the van service, please call 559-259-4000 - we can not schedule the shuttle by email.

Florence Lake

VVR VanWe can also provide van service between Florence Lake and Fresno, for the rate of $200 for the first 2 hikers, $35 per hiker after that (maximum of 5 hikers). Pick up and departure times are the same as listed above.

We recommend that solo hikers use our message boards and the PCT-L to find other hikers who need transportation and split the cost.

Area Transportation

Airlines

The following airlines serve the Fresno airport. From Fresno, a hiker can reach any other major airport in the United States.

Greyhound Bus

The Fresno Greyhound Bus Station is located at:

1033 H ST
Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: 559-268-1829

From Fresno, you can take Greyhound to any major city in the United States, at exceptional rates.

We recommend this to our out-of-country visitors if you have the time and would like to drive across country.

For example, the trip between Fresno and San Franciso takes on average 5 hours, and currently costs less than $40 per person.

Amtrak

The Fresno Amtrak station is located at:

2650 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)

Fresno is on the Amtrak's San Jaquin Route. This route terminates to the south in Bakersfield, California, and travels to the North to Stockton, Sacramento, and Oakland, California.

The Trip between Fresno and Oakland takes approximatly 5 1/2 hours, and currently costs around $60 per person.

The trip between Fresno and Bakersfield takes approximately 2 hours, and costs $30 in the afternoon, $20 in the evening.

YARTS (Yosemite Area Transportation System)

The Yosemite Area Transportation System travels between Merced, California and the Yosemite Valley.

UPDATE: As of this year, YARTS now covers Tuolomne Meadows, and East from there to Lee Vining, June Lake, and Mammoth Lakes. This means you can now travel between Fresno and Mammoth Lakes via commercial transportation! And with the ESTA bus on the East side, you can travel from Yosemite all the way to Bishop!

Tickets can be purchased at the Quality Inn, Merced, CA - or via the driver when you board.

To reach Merced, you can use Greyhound out of Fresno - the trip takes about 1 hour, and costs approximately $15

East Side Trail Head Transportation

High Sierra Shuttle - Transportation provides trail head transportation on the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

From Bishop

From Bishop, take the ESTA Bus or High Sierra Shuttle to either Ridgecrest, or Yosemite.

From Ridgecrest, you can take the Greyhound or Amtrak into Fresno.

From Yosemite, you can take the YARTS into Merced, and then take the Greyhound or Amtrak into Fresno.

Once in Fresno, you can utilize our van service service to take you to VVR, Mono Hot Springs, or Florence Lake (Muir Trail Ranch)

Step by Step Transportation Instructions

Coming from Los Angeles

To Yosemite Valley/Tuolomne Meadows

  • From LAX, you can take a commercial flight to Merced, CA.
  • From Los Angeles, you can take the Amtrak to Merced, CA. This is a 6 hour trip and costs $40 per person.
  • From Merced, take the YARTS (Yosemite Area Transportation System) to Yosemite Valley or Tuolomne Meadows. Tickets can be purchased at the Quality Inn, Merced, CA - or via the driver when you board.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:35
 

To VVR, Florence Lake, Mono Hot Springs

  • From LAX, you can take a commercial flight to Fresno, CA.
  • From Los Angeles, you can take the Amtrak to Fresno, CA. This is a 5 hour trip and costs $32 per person.
  • From Fresno, you can utilize our shuttle system to get you to VVR, Florence Lake (Muir Trail Ranch), or Mono Hot Springs
 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 18:53
 
Coming from San Francisco

To Yosemite Valley/Tuolomne Meadows

  • From San Francisco, take the Amtrak to Merced, CA. There are several trips a day, ranging from $25 to $32 per person depending on which terminal you leave from. This trip takes approximately 3.5 hours. Be aware that the first part of the trip is via a short bus trip to Emeryville, CA.
  • From Merced, take the YARTS (Yosemite Area Transportation System) to Yosemite Valley or Tuolomne Meadows. Tickets can be purchased at the Quality Inn, Merced, CA - or via the driver when you board.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:36
 

To VVR, Florence Lake, Mono Hot Springs

  • From San Francisco, you can take a commercial flight to Fresno, CA
  • Or, you can take the Amtrak to Fresno, CA. This is a 4.5 hour trip and costs $31 per person. Be aware that the first part of the trip is via a short bus trip to Emeryville, CA.
  • From Fresno, you can utilize our shuttle system to get you to VVR, Florence Lake (Muir Trail Ranch), or Mono Hot Springs
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 18:50
 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 18:53
 

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