Find the right Yosemite National Park airport for your summer or winter vacation to Yosemite Valley. With about four million people visiting the park each year, it is an established destination with more than enough activities to fill a week away from work.
Flying to California from the Midwest or East Coast can be expensive, however. Be sure to search through the range of different airport options to maximize your cheap flight options.
For our Yosemite vacation, we booked roundtrip tickets to San Francisco and spent the first day in the Bay Area and the last two days enjoying Pinnacles National Park and the Pacific Coast Highway.
The closest major airports to Yosemite National Park are:
Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the closest major airport to Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. It has two runways and the airport code is FAT. In 2018, the airport served more than 1.7 million passengers. About 50 to 60 percent of the passenger traffic to and from the airport is on SkyWest.
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located in Nevada, a few hours from the east entrance to the park. It serves about 4 million annual passengers. The Reno airport is 2.5 hours and 135 miles from the east entrance.
The Sacramento International Airport is 3.5 hours and 175 miles from Yosemite valley. More than 13 million passengers fly through the Sacramento airport annually.
More than 55 million passengers choose San Francisco International Airport (SFO) every year for flights. It is located approximately four hours and 200 miles from Yosemite Valley.