I think you'll need to take the YARTS bus to Mariposa or on to Merced for a rental car. Then you'll pay a high price for a one way rental.
It may be easier just to take Amtrak (train) from Merced and BART (shuttle) from a Bay Area Amtrak station. Folks on the SF forum can help with a good location to do that. The YARTS bus + Amtrak train can be booked as one ticket on Amtrak.com
Thank you, PacificNW Fam for your help...I did find a rental in Oakhurst
How will you get to Oakhurst? Will your friends be able to drive you there? If so, that's a wonderful solution!
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