Mono County sits along US Highway 395 on the East side of the Sierra Nevada in California. With terrain ranging from high desert to snow capped mountains, Mono County is magnificently situated in a remote and private area of California… but, it’s easy to get here.
Fly to Mono County
For more information on flights, please visit our directions webpage on our MonoCounty.org tourism website. Chartered and commercial service is available.
Drive to Mono County
From Los Angeles: Take the 405 freeway North to the 5 freeway, to Highway 14 North, then to Highway 395 North. Driving from Southern California will take anywhere from 5-8 hours depending on your destination within Mono County and your starting point.
From San Diego/Orange County: Take the 15 freeway North to Highway 395 North. Driving from the San Diego area will take approximately 6.5-9 hours and from the Orange County area will take approximately 6-8 hours, again depending on your destination within Mono County.
From Reno/ Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 395 South. Depending on your destination within Mono County, the drive will take approximately 1-3 hours.
From Northern California / Bay Area: Driving from the San Francisco/ Sacramento areas will take anywhere from 5-7 hours depending on your destination within Mono County and your starting point. Your route can be weather dependent, as there are three major mountain passes which intersect US 395 from the West: Tioga Pass (CA-120) through Yosemite National Park; Sonora Pass (CA-108) from Sonora; and Monitor Pass (CA-89) from Markleeville. These Sierra Nevada passes often are closed in winter due to heavy snow.
Weather and Roads Information
Please always check road conditions before traveling! Please do not rely on GPS, Google or Apple maps, as many seasonal or temporary road closures are not always reflected or accurate. Please visit our weather and road conditions page for more links and resources.