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.
Veteran’s Day will be observed Monday, November 11, 2013, Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating a reduced schedule. Thefollowing routes will operate:
- CREST North to Reno and South to Lancaster
- Lone Pine to Bishop 6:15am
- Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm
- Mammoth to Bishop 7:35am
- Bishop to Mammoth 6:30pm
- Bishop Dial-A-Ride Limited Service - Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled
- All Services in the Town of Mammoth
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28, 2013...RFP RELEASED FOR INSTALLATION OF A BUS SHELTER IN LONE PINE
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is accepting Proposals from qualified contractors to form, pour and finish a concrete pad, as well as, for the transportation and installation of a bus shelter in Lone Pine. Proposals are due October 18, 2013. RFP - Concrete Pad for Bus Shelter RFP - Transportation & Installation of Bus Shelter...TRANSPORTATION TO CERRO COSO BISHOP CAMPUS SURVEY
Main ESTA Service Stops - interactive map
mouse over marker for stop name. click for more detail.