Travel Information for Yosemite Backpacking to San Francisco Urban Service Courses
**Reminder – Please do not book travel unless you have been cleared do so. This includes medical approval as well as a course confirmation when your course has reached its minimum participants. If you aren’t sure if you have these two items, please contact your course advisor.
If a travel delay occurs, please call (209) 742-6999 as soon as possible so that we can facilitate your pick up.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) – Baggage Claim Area – Terminal Map
FlightArrival: Book your inbound flight to arrive by 1:00PM on the first day of the course. If you arrive early, please go to baggage claim to connect with your group. An Outward Bound representative will be there by approximately 12:00 for those wishing to arrive early.
Greyhound/Amtrak: An Outward Bound staff member can pick you up from the station. Please schedule this with your course advisor. Trains/buses arriving by 12:45 PM are fine.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
Students will meet at the Arrivals Level Lobby/First Floor of the International Terminal. There is a sign in the lobby area with the words "Meeting Point" across from Emporio Rulli in the Main Hall. From the curb, the Meeting Point is between doors 2 and 3. This online map can be used as reference. SFO has two domestic terminals, with the International Terminal in the middle.
FlightDeparture: Book your return flight after 12:00PM on the last day of the course, you’ll be back by 10AM or earlier if there are no travel delays.
Driving: For those being picked up, you’ll be back at the airport by 10:00 AM on the last day of the course. You'll meet at the Meeting Point referenced above.
An Outward Bound representative will travel to the airport with students and help them find their airline. Families are responsible for making arrangements with the airline and any additional fees. If your child flies as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM), be aware that some airlines place restrictions on what flights are eligible. If your child is a designated UM and must fly out the day after course end, you are responsible for your hotel reservations. Outward Bound will make every effort to provide a chaperone and ensure your child makes it back to the airport in time for the flight. Please notify your course advisor when flying as a UM.