Welcome to ESTA
Your Eastern Sierra Public Transportation Specialists
ESTA Routes and Services Explained
ESTA provides a variety of public transportation services over a wide service area. Our services fall into four categories:
- Fixed Routes Town to town and in-town routes with fixed schedules and fixed stops.
- Seasonal Recreation shuttle service with seasonal schedules.
- Dial-a-Ride On-demand service.
- Vanpool Service tailored to meet the needs of work commuters.
Select a tab above to learn more about each category and find the service you need.
The HWY 395 fixed routes comprise the farthest reaching ESTA service. They connect Reno, Nevada with Lancaster, California. For a map, schedule and fares, please visit the 395 Routes page (also available under the routes main menu near the top of every page.)
The Bridgeport - Carson City fixed route connects, Bridgeport with Carson City and towns in between. Please visit the bridgeport - carson city page (under the routes main menu.)
The Mammoth fixed routes serve the town of Mammoth. Please consult the mammoth page (under the routes main menu) when seasons shift from winter to summer activities, as details may change with that shift.
The Benton - Bishop fixed route connects, Benton, Hammil Valley, Chalfant and Bishop along HWY 6. Please visit the benton-bishop page (under the routes main menu.)
The Tecopa - Pahrump fixed route serves the communities of Tecopa and Pahrump with infrequent but regular service. Please be sure to consult the tecopa-pahrump page (under the routes main menu) for schedule details.
The Reds Meadow seasonal route is a summer season route that serves back country, packing and sightseeing in wilderness areas west of Mammoth. Please watch the front page and esta news (main menu near the top of every page) for opening announcements. The reds meadow page (under the routes main menu) has the schedule and fare details.
The June Mountain Shuttle seasonal route serves the winter ski resort of June Lake. Please watch the front page and esta news (main menu near the top of every page) for opening announcements. The june mountain shuttle page (under the routes main menu) has the schedule and fare details.
The dial-a-ride services:
Lone Pine dial-a-ride,
Mammoth dial-a-ride and
Walker dial-a-ride provide on-demand services to those local communities. For terms of service and hours of operation at each site, pleace visit the individual service pages from the links above (or under the services main menu near the top of every page.)
The vanpool service is a special community service offered to employees that want to form a group, pre-pay for a van to take them to and from work each day as a group. It has the benefit of saving wear and tear on a car, reducing emissions overall, and giving the workers the freedom to do what they want while the driver takes care of the serious business of getting everyone to and from work safely and on time. It's the green option and it's a smart option. Visit the vanpool menu under the services main menu for details and sign-up forms.
PRESIDENTS' DAYMammoth Service Changes
In response to reduced visitation this winter due to the low snowfall, the following route changes will be effective Monday, January 20, 2014.
Red Line: will operate from 7:00am until 5:30pm on a 20-minute frequency. Red Line buses will depart Snowcreek Athletic Club at 0:00, :20 and :40 minutes past the hour (1st departure 7:00am, last departure at 5:20pm). The Red Line will depart from Main Lodge at :30, :50 and :10 past the hour (1st departure at 7:30am, last departure at 5:...
Main ESTA Service Stops - interactive map
mouse over marker for stop name. click for more detail.