Fresno: Transportation

Approaching the City

The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is served by 11 local and national air carriers and offers scheduled service to more than 25 of the nation's major cities.

State Highway 99 runs through the center of the city and connects with Interstate 5, the major north-south highway in the state. State Highways 41 and 168, running north and south, and State Highway 180, running east and west, connect the city with the Sierra Nevada Mountains and western California.

Amtrak provides daily passenger rail schedules through Fresno County with connections to northern and southern California. Fresno County is poised to maintain its dominant rail position in California as the state continues with plans for high speed rail service, which will connect the Central San Joaquin Valley with San Francisco and the Los Angeles basin. The proposed rail service would transport passengers at more than 200 miles per hour and move 68 million passengers annually by 2020. Transcontinental bus service is also available.

Traveling in the City

Most of Fresno is laid out in a grid of streets running east-west and north-south. West Avenue is the dividing line for east and west designations, and Whites Bridge Avenue and Kings Canyon Road divide the city north and south.

Fresno Area Express has 18 fixed-route bus service lines and Handy Ride Para transit service with a fleet of more than 100 buses.