Driving Directions

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Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite. Yosemite covers 1,200 square miles and does not have a single address. We do not recommend using GPS units for directions in and around Yosemite. If you do use a GPS unit, just keep in mind that if there's a conflict between what the road sign says and what your GPS unit says, the road sign is correct (and your GPS unit isn't).

Fuel and EV Charging

Gas is available at Wawona, Crane Flat, and El Portal 24 hours per day with a credit card. Gas is no longer available in Tuolumne Meadows. Gas is not available in Yosemite Valley.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

EV charging is available in Yosemite National Park at no cost, courtesy of Yosemite Hospitality. Other charging stations are available outside the park. Use the Alternative Fuels Data Center to view locations of EV charging stations in the area.

Yosemite Valley

  • The Ahwahnee (one Tesla and one level 1)
    You do not need to be a guest at the hotel to charge your vehicle, however, you must move your vehicle from the space once it is finished charging
  • Village Store (Yosemite Village) (one level 2)
  • Yosemite Valley Lodge (eight level 2)
    Located by Alder building and between Juniper and Laurel buildings.

El Portal

  • Market and Gas Station (two level 2)

Tuolumne Meadows (coming in 2023)

  • West of the Tuolumne Meadows Store (site of the former gas station) (two level 2)

Getting Around

You may find maps of Yosemite and California useful, as well as mileages and driving times from Yosemite Valley to various points in California and Nevada.

Also, keep in mind that, some roads are closed from around November through May/June and that tire chains may be required on open roads from around October through April (depending on conditions). You can use public transportation to get to Yosemite all year.

Getting to Yosemite From the West and North

San Francisco/Bay area

Distance: 195 mi / 314 km
Time:4-5 hours
Take I-580 east to I-205 east to Highway 120 east (Manteca) or Highway 140 east (Merced) into Yosemite National Park.

Sacramento

Distance: 176 mi / 283 km
Time: 4 hours
Take Highway 99 south to Highway 120 east (Manteca) or Highway 140 east (Merced) into Yosemite National Park.

Reno & Lake Tahoe

Approximately June through October, conditions permitting
Distance: 218 mi / 351 km (Reno)
Time: 5 hours
Take US 395 south to Lee Vining; take Highway 120 west into Yosemite National Park (open late May/June through October, depending on conditions).

All year
Distance: 315 mi / 507 km (Reno)
Time: 5.5 hours
Take I-80 or I-50 west to Sacramento; take Highway 99 south to Highway 120 east (Manteca) or Highway 140 east (Merced) into Yosemite National Park.

 

Getting to Yosemite From the South

Los Angeles area

Distance: 313 mi / 504 km
Time: 6 hours
Take I-5 north (or I-405 north to I-5) to Highway 99 north to Highway 41 north (Fresno) into Yosemite National Park.

San Diego area

Distance: 441 mi / 710 km
Time: 8 hours
Take I-5 north to Highway 99 to Highway 41 north (Fresno) into Yosemite National Park.

Las Vegas

June through October, conditions permitting
Distance: 400 mi / 642 km
Time: 8 hours
Take US-95 North to Tonopah, then US-95/US-6 west to Highway 120. Go west on Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park (open late May/early June through October, depending on conditions).

November through May
Distance: 495 mi / 797 km
Time: 8-10 hours
Take I-15 south to Barstow; Highway 58 west to Bakersfield; take Highway 99 north to Fresno. In Fresno, take Highway 41 north into Yosemite National Park.

Death Valley National Park

June through October
Distance: 270 mi / 435 km
Time: 5 hours Take Highway 190 west to US 395. Take US 395 north to Lee Vining; take Highway 120 east into Yosemite National Park (open late May/early June through October, depending on conditions).

November through May

Distance: 450 mi / 720 km
Time: 9 hours
Take Highway 190 west to US 395; take US 395 south to its junction with Highway 14. Take Highway 14 south to Mojave. In Mojave, take Highway 58 to Bakersfield. From Bakersfield, head north on Highway 99 to Fresno. In Fresno, take Highway 41 north into Yosemite National Park.

 

Driving Times Within and Near Yosemite

You can find out which roads are open for the season by visiting the conditions page. For up-to-the minute road conditions, call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). Times are approximate, assume good conditions, and no stops.

From Yosemite Valley to:

Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41)

  • Glacier Point: a little less than an hour
  • South Entrance/Mariposa Grove: a little more than an hour
  • Wawona: a little less than an hour

El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140)

  • Arch Rock Entrance: about 25 minutes
  • El Portal: about 30 minutes

Big Oak Flat & Tioga Roads (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)

  • Crane Flat: about 30 minutes
  • Big Oak Flat Entrance/Hodgdon Meadow: about 45 minutes
  • Hetch Hetchy (via Evergreen and Hetch Hetchy Roads): about one hour and 30 minutes
  • White Wolf: about an hour
  • Tuolumne Meadows: about one hour and 30 minutes
  • Tioga Pass: about one hour and 45 minutes
  • Lee Vining: about two hours

More Driving Times

Destination

Time

Distance

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (Schulman Grove)

4 h 15 m

180 mi/288 km

Arch Rock Entrance Station

20 m

11 mi/18 km

Badger Pass

45 m

20 mi/32 km

Bakersfield via Highway 41

4 h

201 mi/324 km

Bakersfield via Highway 140

4 h 15 m

Bass Lake

1 h 30 m

57 mi/98 km

Big Oak Flat Entrance Station

45 m

25 mi/40 km

Big Oak Flat/El Portal Roads junction

10 m

6 mi/10 km

Bishop via Tioga Road

3 h 15 m

146 mi/235 km

Bishop via Bakersfield

7 h 30 m

428 mi/685 km

Bodie SHP

2 h 45 m

107 mi/171 km

Bridalveil Creek Campground

45 m

25 mi/40 km

Bridalveil Fall parking

10 m

6 mi/10 km

Carson City via Tioga Road

3 h 30 m

188 mi/303 km

Chinquapin

30 m

14 mi/23 km

Crane Flat

30 m

16 mi/26 km

Crescent City

10 h 30 m

536 mi/863 km

Death Valley via Tioga Road

6 h 15 m

270 mi/435 km

Death Valley via Highways 58 and 14

8 h 30 m

447 mi/715 km

Devils Postpile National Monument

3 h

112 mi/180 km

El Portal

30 m

14 mi/23 km

Eureka via Highway 101

9 h

451 mi/726 km

Fish Camp

1 h 15 m

39 mi/63 km

Foresta

25 m

18 mi/29 km

Fresno via Highway 41

2 h 15 m

94 mi/151 km

Fresno via Highway 140

3 h

136 mi/219 km

Glacier Point

1 h

30 mi/48 km

Grand Canyon National Park

North Entrance via Highways 120 & 6

12 h 15 m

636 mi/1024 km

South Entrance via Highways 120 & 95

13 h

718 mi/1155 km

South Entrance via Bakersfield

11 h 30 m

705 mi/1135 km

Groveland

1 h 15 m

49 mi/79 km

Hetch Hetchy parking

1 h 15 m

38 mi/61 km

Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove via Highway 41

3 h 30 m

150 mi/242 km

Cedar Grove via Highway 41

4 h

180 mi/290 km

Lake Tahoe via Highways 120 and 49

5 h 15 m

200 mi/322 km

Lake Tahoe via Highway 140 and Sacramento

5 h 45 m

265 mi/426 km

Lake Tahoe via Tioga Road

4 h 30 m

198 mi/319 km

Las Vegas via Tioga Road and Highway 95

8 h

399 mi/642 km

Las Vegas via Bakersfield and Highway 15

8 h 30 m

475 mi/764 km

Lee Vining via Tioga Road

2 h

74 mi/119 km

Lee Vining via Highways 88 and 395

6 h 15 m

276 mi/444 km

Lone Pine

4 h 30 m

200 mi/322 km

Los Angeles via Highway 41

6 h

313 mi/504 km

Los Angeles via Highway 140

6 h 15 m

276 mi/444 km

Los Angeles via Tioga Road

8 h

410 mi/670 km

Mammoth Lakes via Tioga Road

2 h 30 m

106 mi/161 km

Mammoth Lakes via Highways 58 and 14

9 h

464 mi/747 km

Mammoth Lakes via Highways 88 and 395

7 h

340 mi/547 km

Manteca via Highway 120

2 h 45 m

117 mi/188 km

Manteca via Highway 140

2 h 45 m

133 mi/214 km

Mariposa (town)

1 h 15 m

44 mi/71 km

Mariposa Grove

1 h 15 m

37 mi/60 km

May Lake parking

1 h 20 m

43 mi/69 km

Merced

2 h

81 mi/130 km

Merced Grove

40 m

21 mi/34 km

Modesto via Highway 120

2 h 30 m

112 mi/180 km

Modesto via Highway 140

2 h 30 m

117 mi/188 km

Mono Lake (South Tufa)

2 h 15 m

78 mi/125 km

Monterey via Highway 140

4 h 30 m

204 mi/328 km

Napa

4 h 30 m

204 mi/328 km

Oakdale

2 h 15 m

96 mi/155 km

Oakhurst via Highway 41

1 h 30 m

55 mi/89 km

Oakhurst via Highways 140 and 49

2 h

70 mi/113 km

Oakland via Highway 120

3 h 45 m

186 mi/300 km

Oakland via Highway 140

3 h 45 m

202 mi/325 km

Placerville via Highways 120 and 49

3 h 30 m

153 mi/246 km

Porcupine Flat Campground

1 h 10 m

38 mi/61 km

Redwood National Park (Orick)

12 h

493 mi/789 km

Reno via Highways 140 and 80

6 h

322 mi515 km

Reno via Tioga Road

4 h

218 mi/351 km

Sacramento via Highway 120

4 h

160 mi/257 km

Sacramento via Highway 140

4 h

195 mi/314 km

San Diego via Highway 41

8 h

441 mi/710 km

San Diego via Highway 140

8 h 15 m

484 mi/779 km

San Francisco via Highway 120

4 h

195 mi/314 km

San Francisco via Highway 140

4 h

211 mi/340 km

San Jose via Highway 120

4 h

182 mi/293 km

San Jose via Highway Highways 140 & 152

4 h 15 m

196 mi/315 km

Santa Cruz via Highway 140

4 h 30 m

200 mi/322 km

Sequoia National Park

Lodgepole/Giant Forest via Highways 41 & 180

4 h

175 mi/282 km

Lodgepole/Giant Forest via Visalia

4 h

185 mi/298 km

Sonora

2 h

76 mi/122 km

South Entrance

1 h

35 mi/56 km

Stockton via Highway 120

3 h 15 m

115 mi/185 km

Stockton via Highway 140

3 h 15 m

146 mi/235 km

Tamarack Flat Campground

45 m

23 mi/37 km

Tenaya Lake

1 h 15 m

47 mi/76 km

Tioga Pass

1 h 45 m

62 mi/100 km

Tunnel View

15 m

8 mi/13 km

Tuolumne Meadows

1 h 30 m

55 mi/89 km

Tuolumne Grove

30 m

17 mi/27 km

Wawona

45 m

27 mi/44 km

White Wolf

1 h

31 mi/50 km

Yosemite Creek Campground

1 h 15 m

34 mi/55 km

Last updated: December 6, 2021

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