-----UPDATE on 10/12/22-------
We recently made a trip down south the LA and discovered that Yuhubi Nobi is no longer the cheapest gas on the way to Mammoth Lakes from Sothern California. The Fort Independence Travel Plaza, just outside of Independence, CA now has the cheapest gas in Inyo & Mono Counties.
Gas prices are on the rise again and Mono County has some of the highest prices in California, if not the entire country. Mammoth Lakes has some of the highest prices in Mono County, so you should avoid buying gas in Mammoth Lakes if you can. The photo above is from 9/27/22 at the Shell station on Old Mammoth Road and Main Street. They are charging almost $7 a gallon, that is literally highway robbery. If you want to save a few bucks, make sure you fill up in Mojave, Independence, or Bishop, CA when driving from Southern California. If you are driving in from Northern Nevada or Northern California, fill up in Carson City or Minden, NV to save a few bucks a gallon.
For reference, please refer to our most popular blog post from last year - The Cheapest Gas On The Way to Mammoth Lakes - the info is still totally accurate for the best gas prices in the Eastern Sierra. Below is a quick list of the cheapest gas stations you can stop at on a trip to Mammoth Lakes.
Coming from the LA, CA area:
Yuhubi Nobi Gas Station; cheapest gas in Inyo or Mono County - 180 N See Vee Lane, Bishop, CA 93514
Bishop Paiute Gas Station; 2nd cheapest gas in Bishop and right off the 395 - 2750 N Sierra Hwy, Bishop, CA 93514
Fastrip Gas Station; cheapest gas before getting on the 395 - 2350 CA-58, Mojave, CA 93501
Fort Independence Travel Plaza; good gas prices just outside of Independence with a casino and dispensary - 135 US-395, Independence, CA 93526
Coming from the Reno, NV area:
CostCo Carson City; best gas prices within 150 miles of Mammoth - 700 Old Clear Creek Rd, Carson City, NV 89705
Arco Minden; best gas prices near the Northern Nevada/California boarder - 1676 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Minden, NV 89423