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Hi,

I was wondering if you could help me. Im leaving Las vegas on Sunday 27th May heading to Yosemite. I will be doing the journey in a day and as i now know we can go via the tioga pass....which i am very excited about........i was wondering where abouts are all the gas stations or where is best to fill up with.

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1. Re: gas stations

Couple in Death Valley and everywhere up the 395. Leave Vegas with a full tank and you won't have anything to worry about.

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2. Re: gas stations

Fill up in Bishop. There's a Von's Supermarket there where Hwy 395 bends to the West. It has the cheapest gas in the area. Much cheaper than anywhere close to Yosemite.

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I'd fill up again in Bishop or at least at June Lake, as the station in Lee Vining is one of the most expensive. There are 3 places to buy gas within Yosemite, one at Tuolumne Meadows, one at Crane Flat and one at Wawona - and no gas is sold in Yosemite Valley itself. The prices at these pumps within the park are about 50¢ per gallon higher than outside the park, but it's nice to have them there if needed. If you're going all the way from Las Vegas to Yosemite Valley all in one day you will have a very long drive, so I would start as early as you can. I would definitely fill up on gas in Bishop or June Lake so you don't end up buying expensive gas in Lee Vining or within the park

Edited: 06 May 2012, 16:05
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4. Re: gas stations

Fuel prices are more expensive in Lee Vining over prices inside Yosemite Park. Tuolumne Meadows fuel station may not be open at the time of your visit. The prices at all three fueling stations inside Yosemite are the same, but high. Bishop is a good choice as others have mentioned.

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5. Re: gas stations

I'm bad with fuel prices and tank capacities and all that. Tell me, if I fill up at the most expensive station around (Lee Vining?) and the cheapest (Bishop?) what is the difference in price? For an average tank. Full tank difference, not per gallon.

I would really appreciate that.

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6. Re: gas stations

What is a gallon of gas going for now in those areas??

Here in Missouri they are 3.59 a gallon

just wondering how much to save for gas, we plan on getting a compact rental car but I know things are more expensive there in Califorina!!!

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7. Re: gas stations

I may have answered my own question. And a few others into the bargain!

Tank holds, let's say, sixteen gallons. Let's also say it does 250 miles to the tank. (Which may be on the low side.)

On my trip not many days will be anywhere near 250 miles so let's say I fill up eight times on my two week trip.

Let's now say the difference in cheap and expensive gas is $1/gallon. If I opt for the most expensive option each time I fill up I will be spending $16 per tank more than I need.

Or $128 for my entire trip. Which is 80 British pounds.

So, the way I look at it, the maximum (it's not going to happen every time) 'premium' I'm paying by filling up at the most convenient gas stations rather than finding cheaper ones is £80.

Now I see where a local wouldn't want to spend this over the course of two weeks. I wouldn't at home either. But I'm on holiday. And time and convenience mean as much as monetary saving.

So, personally, I don't think this ist too high a price to pay.

If anyone disagrees with my logic (bw) that's fine, I understand. I am being a little facetious and don't really need to be told. But if anyone thinks I've got my sums wrong I would be interested to know where.

Cheers.

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8. Re: gas stations

I just did a search on Californiagasprices.com, and for Bishop the lowest is $4.19 per gallon at ARCO, and the highest $4.27 at Chevron. I couldn't find an entry for Lee Vining on that site, but on automotive.com they are showing $4.89 at the Shell station and $5.09 at the Chevron station. No data for the Mobil station. $4.95 at June Lake. This illustrates the price at Bishop could be 60¢ per gallon less than at Lee Vining - so fill up in Bishop. The price within Yosemite is definitely high, but it sure is nice to have those pumps there just in case you do run low. Much better than having no gas available at all. Within Yosemite Valley itself no gas is sold, so keep that in mind when passing the station at Crane Flat (which is 16 miles from Yosemite Valley) or Wawona (which is 27 miles from Yosemite Valley). The actual difference in cost of filling up the tank at one place compared to another is insignificant compared to the total cost of the trip and airfare, of course. But it's good to have a general idea of where to fill up.

Edited: 07 May 2012, 00:10
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9. Re: gas stations

Bishop - Arco, and the Paiute Casino - $4.19 a gallon

Von's $4.21

Chevron $4.27

June Lake - $4.95

Lee Vining - no report

Bridgeport, CA $5.09 and $.5.19

---per gasbuddy.com

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10. Re: gas stations

So a buck difference is about right?