Big Pine and the beautiful Owen Valley have been described as “California’s Hidden Treasure.” While it’s true that the treasures abound here in the Eastern Sierra, Bishop is not quiet as “hidden” as you might imagine. In fact, Bishop is located in the very middle of California, where Highways 6 and 395 intersect. Whether you are traveling from Southern or Northern California, or a major city in Nevada, you’ll drive 4 1/2 to 5 hours to reach Bishop. From any direction, the roads are well maintained and the views are spectacular. Getting here is part of your vacation and we hope you enjoy your journey
Commercial Air Service
Mammoth/Yosemite (MMH) will have daily commercial flights to/from Los Angeles (LAX) AND Denver (DEN) on United Airlines. This will make Bishop and Mammoth Lakes one stop away from over 60 cities in the United States!
Here is some more helpful information about air travel in the area:
BISHOP AIRPORT (BIH) - Commercial flights with United Airlines: Bishop Airport is the gateway to the Eastern Sierra, located just 2 miles east of Bishop, CA. Convenient daily nonstop flight options available seasonally through San Francisco and Denver, and summer service to San Francisco giving you access to world class climbing, skiing, hiking and fishing! The Bishop Airport is the hub for Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Tecopa and Shoshone as well as seasonal access to nearby National Parks, including Death Valley, Sequoia Kings and Yosemite. Bishop and neighboring towns offer numerous hotels and dining opportunities, with a friendly, small-town ambiance. Make Bishop Airport your next flying destination!
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (3 3/4 hour drive north of Bishop)
McCarran International Airport (in Las Vegas, 4.5 hour drive)
The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) provides transit service throughout Inyo and Mono Counties, and inter-city service as far north as Reno and as far south as Lancaster. For more information, call 760.872.1901 or 800.922.1930 (toll free), or visit the website at www.estransit.com.