Area Information

Moving the Valley!

Centrally located in the heart of California, Modesto is the distribution and transportation center to Stanislaus County and the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

Highway 99 through Modesto

Modesto is centrally located in California on Highway 99, with Interstate 5 only 20 minutes away, making it easy for visitors to drive to the area.

Located two miles Southwest of downtown, Modesto City-County Airport offers daily scheduled airline service with a one-stop connection to hundreds of domestic and international destinations. Other flight options: scheduled leisure air charters; individual charter services; local discovery flights.

General Airport Information (209) 577-5318 |
United Express Airlines 1-800-241-6522
SkyTrek Aviation (209) 577-4654

Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco airports are all 80-90 miles from Modesto, with an approximate drive time of 11/2 hours in normal traffic. Those visitors not wishing to fly directly into Modesto may choose to rent a car for the short drive.


Avis Rent-A-Car
617 Airport Way-Modesto (209) 527-7223

Budget Car Rental (at Days Inn)
1312 McHenry Ave. (209) 545-0112 or (209) 577-3410
617 Airport Way (209) 527-7223

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
707 7th St., Modesto - (209) 491-0400
2100 Sisk Rd, Ste A, Modesto - (209) 527-6415
4623 McHenry Ave Suite C 209-577-4700

617 Airport Way (209) 522-3236
300 Motor City Court (209) 578-9680

National Car Rental
7700 France Ave.-Modesto (209) 526-4488

Modesto Bus DepotModesto Bus Depot Interior

While Greyhound provides bus service in and out of Modesto, citywide and regional transportation are furnished by the Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StarRT)

Modesto Transportation Center is located at 1001 9th St. You may reach Modesto Area Express at (209) 521-1274, Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) at 1-800-262-1516, Greyhound Bus Lines local number (209) 526-4314 and their national service number is 1-800-231-2222.

Modesto Amtrack StationTRAIN
Modesto is accessible by train. The Amtrak station is located at 1700 Held Drive, with both MAX and StaRT buses servicing the station. For prices, schedules and other information please call locally (209) 551-2048, for reservations please call 1-800-872-7245.




Sacramento 73 miles 117 km
San Jose 81 miles 130 km
San Francisco 87 miles 140 km
Fresno 94 miles 151 km
Bakersfield 202 miles 325 km
Los Angeles 317 miles 510 km



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