Yosemite National Park
Located in Central California´s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park encompasses an incredible 1,170 square miles of breathtaking natural splendor - ranging in altitude from 2,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet above sea level. Though the pristine environment of Yosemite is passionately protected, the Park offers a host of year-round conveniences and guest services so that visitors can make the most of their experience.
Amtrak California Route
San Joaquin (to Merced) with Amtrak Thruway Bus service (to Yosemite National Park).
324 West 24th Street
Merced, CA 95340
For your convenience, Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 15 (Merced – Yosemite National Park) stops at several locations throughout the park:
Yosemite - Curry Village (YCC)
Yosemite - Ahwahnee Hotel (YOA)
Yosemite - Visitor's Center (YOV)
Yosemite - Yosemite Lodge (YOS)
Once you arrive at the Merced Station, you’ll to transfer to Amtrak Thruway Bus (Route 15), which takes you directly to Yosemite Valley. This route is serviced by the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS). YARTS operates both shuttle vans and luxury motorcoaches. Best of all - when purchasing Amtrak tickets to Yosemite, the (shuttle) bus ride and admission to the park are included.
You may also purchase tickets from Merced to Yosemite directly from YARTS which includes a (shuttle) bus ride to the park and park admission. A segment of train travel is not required.