How to get to Yosemite National Park and how Long it will take to get there.

With Yosemite National Parks location Travel to the Park is part of the Journey. Year Round there are two primary routes on the Westside the park and Seasonally there is an additional entrance on the east side of the Part at Tioga Pass.

Google Map Yosemite National Park Routes

Yosemite Entrance Fees

DescriptionGood For:Cost
Individual (on foot, horseback, or bus)7 Days, Yosemite National Park$15
Motorcycle7 Days, Yosemite National Park$30
Automobile7 Days, Yosemite National Park$35
Yosemite Pass (automobile)1 Year, Yosemite National Park$70
America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (automobile)1 Year, all US National Parks and Federal Recreation Areas$80
Senior Pass (automobile)Lifetime, all US National Parks and Federal Recreation Areas, only for US citizens or permanent residents 62 or older$80

Which Option Should I Choose?

The best choice depends on your circumstances, but if you’re going to visit Yosemite more than once or visit multiple parks, the Yosemite or America the Beautiful passes are worth getting. It’s a mystery why people will readily shell out $100 apiece for a day in a theme park, but won’t part with a smaller amount for a park pass that will cover their entire family.

If you want to buy a pass but not wait in line at the park gates to get one, you can order them ahead of time at the national parks website or call 1-888-GO-PARKS.



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