California’s Eastern Sierra

Transportation
to Mono County

Flying, Driving, and Bus Information

United flight air service

Mammoth Lakes Tourism and world-class, Los Angeles based airline, Advanced Airlines, announced that ticket sales for winter flights direct into Mammoth Lakes are now available for pre-booking. The partnership, announced last year but postponed due to the pandemic, will see Advanced Airlines serving as Mammoth Lakes’ exclusive partner providing public charter flights in and out of Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH), the closest airport to Mammoth Mountain.


Beginning November 24, 2021 - April 4, 2022, Advanced Air will fly 30-passenger Dornier 328 jets from Southern California destinations Burbank (BUR), Carlsbad (CLD) and Hawthorne (HHR) direct into the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. Travelers can enjoy the convenience of a private air travel experience at commercial airline cost with benefits such as private terminals and skipping TSA.

To book tickets, please go to www.advancedairlines.com or call 1-800-393-7035.


New this season, United Airlines will offer flights into the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop (BIH), just 40 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes. Fly direct from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN) or connect from
hundreds of cities across the country. Service begins December 16 and will run through the winter season, conditions permitting.

To book tickets, please go to www.united.com or call 1-800-864-8331.

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Driving Directions
to Mono County

From Los Angeles
Take the 405 freeway north to the 5 freeway north to Highway 14 north to Highway 395 north.  Driving from Southern California will take approximately 6-8 hours depending on your destination within Mono County.

From San Diego / Orange County
Take the 15 freeway north to Highway 395 north.  Driving from the San Diego area will take approximately 7.5-9 hours and from the Orange County area will take approximately 6-8 hours, again depending on your destination within Mono County.

From Reno / Lake Tahoe
Take Highway 395 south. Exit on Highway 203 to Mammoth Lakes.  Driving from the Reno/Tahoe area will take approximately 1.5-3 hours, depending on your destination within Mono County.

From Northern California / Bay Area
Driving from the San Francisco / Sacramento areas will take approximately 5-7 hours. Depending on the season and road conditions, various routes may be taken.  There are three major mountain passes which intersect US 395 from the west: Tioga Pass (CA-120) through Yosemite National Park; Sonora Pass (CA-108) from Sonora; and Monitor Pass (CA-89) from Markleeville.  These Sierra Nevada passes often are closed from November through May, due to heavy winter snow.  Always confirm these mountain passes to be open when travelling across the Sierra from November through May by calling 1-800.427.7623 or visit this website: Current California Highway Conditions

From Nevada
Two major Nevada state highways, NV-359 from Hawthorne and NV-6 from Coaldale Junction, enter Mono County from the east.  Click here for current Nevada Road Conditions

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YARTS in Yosemite

Bus Routes & Information

Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) - Public Transit to Yosemite

YARTS Routes & Schedule

New: Buy Tickets Online! Purchase your YARTS bus tickets in advance!

Since its start in May 2000, the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) has been providing visitors to the Yosemite region with a comfortable, economical, and convenient alternative to driving.

YARTS provides regularly scheduled public transit service into Yosemite National Park and the gateway communities along its routes in buses that are air-conditioned and equipped for rider comfort.

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) - Public Transit Along Highway 395

ESTA Routes & Schedule

The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) was established in November of 2006 as a Joint Powers Authority between the Counties of Inyo and Mono, the City of Bishop and the Town of Mammoth Lakes. 

ESTA offers a variety of bus services, including; deviated fixed routes, local in-town dial-a-ride services ,multiple town-to-town services throughout the Hwy 395 and Hwy 6 corridors, and interregional service (CREST) extending from Reno, Nevada to Lancaster, California with connections to the Los Angeles area.

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Public Airports

The Bryant Field Airport is located in Bridgeport, California, just east of the town center. It is a small general aviation facility occupying approximately 49 acres serving single and twin-engine aircraft, as well as occasional turboprops and small turbine-powered business jets, with one paved runway (#16-34). Pilots should note that Bryant Field has aviation fuel available. Since 2006, a weather station (SuperAWOS) has been running at Bryant Field. To access real-time data, call 617-262-3825 and enter 657 for identifier (6= the letter O, airport identifier is 057).

The Bryant Field Airport is located at 76 Stock Drive, Bridgeport, CA 93517

The Lee Vining Airport is located near the intersection of Highways 395 and 120, just south of the Community of Lee Vining. The existing Lee Vining Airport is comprised of approximately 59 acres of leased land with one paved runway. **(Attention)** Lee Vining Airport does not have aviation fuel available! Please call (760) 932-5446 for more information.

The Lee Vining Airport is located at 650 Airport Road, Lee Vining, CA 93541

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Essential Mono County