Maps
 
 
 

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THE BUG ON GOOGLE MAPS

 
Public Transportation
 
 
 


AMTRAK:
Book your ticket round trip from San Francisco, Sacramento or Los Angeles to Yosemite Valley, any destination in Yosemite Valley is fine. (Yosemite Lodge, Visitor Center). This IS the best public transit option. Generally this trip is a train and bus mixed journey and is wonderfully inexpensive. Ask the driver on the last leg of the journey to drop you at the Bug, be prepared to walk up our 1/8th of a mile driveway from the bus stop, if arriving after dusk, bring a flash light.

Use www.amtrak.com -- it's easy! Book the earliest trip you can so you can stop at the Bug and drop your luggage and jump back onto a shuttle into Yosemite Valley to get a half day.

Those coming on Amtrak or Greyhound recieve a 15% discount on any charge here at the Bug for leaving a good carbon footprint. Ask at the Front Desk upon arrival.

YOSEMITE SHUTTLE (YARTS): Take a shuttle every day inclusive of Park fee for $12. Yosemite Valley is easily self toured, there is a free shuttle once you get into the valley. Great if you haven't or do not want to drive!

We DO NOT recommend GREYHOUND since it is NOT a seamless or express journey.

YOSEMITE BUG BUS TOURS: We regret we are no longer running this tour. It surely was a fantastic and adventurous five years. thanks to everyone who joined over the years. CLOSED.


Amtrak train
 
Automobile Directions
 
 
 

DRIVING TIPS:


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Do not use GPS in the mountains, you may get lost. Make your way to Merced then up Highway 140 to us using GPS or a Maps App. Be aware there will be walking up to 500 feet to and from your parking space here up and down our hillsides. Please carpool. Just before you enter the Sierra foothills note that the speed limit is heavily policed well into Yosemite National Park and Highway 140. The rockslide that occured in 2006 along Highway 140 now has a small detour between us and the Park. Large coach busses over 45 feet cannot make it through the detour.

From San Francisco: Take the Bay Bridge to Interstate 580 East, before Tracy the Interstate turns into 205 Interstate East for a while, then take Interstate 5 North for a few miles to Freeway 120 East. Take Freeway 99 South to Merced (DO NOT TAKE HIGHWAY 120 FURTHER EAST TO YOSEMITE). Take Highway 140 East towards Yosemite at Merced. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow signs up road. 3-3.5 hours.

From Northern California: Make your way to Sacramento and then Freeway 99 South going towards Merced. Take Highway 140 East towards Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. 3.5 hours from Sacramento.

From Southern California: Make your way to Bakersfield on Interstate 5 North and take Freeway 99 North to Merced. Take Highway 140 East to Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. 5 hours from LA/Hollywood if you leave between 10 am to 2 pm.

From Lake Tahoe in Summer: Take Highway 207 East from South Lake Tahoe to Gardnerville and then Freeway 395 South to Lee Vining. Go into Yosemite on Highway 120 West. Follow the signs into Yosemite Valley itself. Take Highway 140 West out of the Yosemite National Park. 20 miles after the town of El Portal at edge of Park, make a right hand turn just before the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign. 4.5 hours from South Lake Tahoe

From Lake Tahoe in Winter: (Mid-October thru Mid-May): Take 50 East from Tahoe to Placerville, and then Highway 49 South to Mariposa (for Gold Rush Towns). Take 140 East to Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. Otherwise use the Sacramento Route. Both are 4.5 hours.

From Las Vegas in Summer: (through Death Valley): take Freeway 95 North to Highway 374/190 West. This goes through Death Valley to Lone Pine where you take Freeway 395 North to Lee Vining. 9 hours. OR (Through Ancient Bristlecone Pines): take Freeway 95 North from Las Vega, to Highways 266/168 East to Big Pine where you take Freeway 395 North to Lee Vining. 7.5 Hours

Go into Yosemite on Highway 120 West. Follow the signs into Yosemite Valley itself. Take Highway 140 West out of the Yosemite National Park. 20 miles after the town of El Portal at edge of Park, make a right hand turn just before the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign.

From Las Vegas in Winter: (about mid-October thru mid-May look at CalTrans Road Conditions): take Interstate 15 West from Vegas to Barstow, Freeway 58 West to Bakersfield and Freeeway 99 North to Merced. Take Highway 140 East towards Yosemite. Look for the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign 9.5 miles past Mariposa. Make a left hand turn. 7.5 hours.

WINTER NOTE: Highway 120 East from Lee Vining on the East Sierra closes after the first major snowstorms generally from late October though early May. Use the alternative routes listed below as Winter routes. Hetch Hetchy road and Glacier Point Road past Badger Pass Ski Area, and Mariposa Grove Road all close as well over the course of the winter and reopen in good weather conditions.

Highway 140, 120 and 41 within the Park all close occasionally due to heavy weather (140 is open 95% of the time as it is the all-weather low elevation entrance route). Bring chains every trip by car in winter in case required. There is plenty to do and see in Winter and Yosemite Valley is at its most beautiful.

































From Las Vegas
in the Summer

 

June Lake

 

 
 
  Douglas Shaw, Owner

Just 25 miles from Yosemite Valley!

 
 

Hosteling International Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
6979 Highway 140
P.O. Box 81 Midpines, CA 95345
Toll Free: 866.826.7108 Telephone: 209.966.6666 Fax:209.966.6667
E-Mail: bughost@yosemitebug.com