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Fresno (Yosmite) -> San Francisco w/o a rental car?

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Fresno (Yosmite) -> San Francisco w/o a rental car?

Flying into Fresno and spending 3 nights in Yosemite then on to San Francisco for 3 more nights. I would much prefer to not have a car at all. Is there a way to do this without a rental car? thanks.

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1. Re: Fresno (Yosmite) -> San Francisco w/o a rental car?

I'm not sure how you could get from Fresno to Yosemite without a car unless by going on a tour bus trip. There is a bus system called YARTS (http://yarts.com) which can take you out of Yosemite to Merced, California, and there you can catch an Amtrak train or a Greyhound bus to your next destination. But the part from Fresno to Yosemite would be difficult. YARTS doesn't have a route that way. Your only method would probably be to find a tour bus that goes from Fresno into Yosemite. If it was a round trip tour bus you could take from Fresno to Yosemite and then back to Fresno, you could then take an Amtrak train or Greyhound bus from Fresno to your next destination.

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2. Re: Fresno (Yosmite) -> San Francisco w/o a rental car?

Currently the only non-rental car way directly from the Fresno Airport to Yosemite is by arranging a limo or van service. There used to be a scheduled direct bus but it has not operated in years. Unfortunately some of the private services can be a little expensive.

A few of the private services to contact for info (both will go from Fresno Airport to Yosemite):

http://www.xroadstours.com/

http://www.yosemiteandbeyond.com

Otherwise you would need to use the option that ObsidianSnow included in the other thread from the site

nationalparkstraveler.com/2009/05/ride-rails…

That would require a taxicab from the Fresno Airport to Amtrak (about a $20 to $25 fare) then Amtrak to Merced to use the connecting bus there.

When heading on to San Francisco the Amtrak connections are the best non-rental method.

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