San Joaquin County Transportation


Transportation in the
San California Joaquin Valley

The Central Valley is easily accessible through a wealth of traveling options; travel to and throughout the Central Valley by car, plane or enjoy a scenic train ride through lush grasslands, farms, and countryside.

Get acquainted with farmland, prairies, deserts, rivers, and mountains by riding the California Zephyr train along the Central Valley's breath taking landscape or fly into one of three major airports, all within the Central Valley. Stockton alone is serviced by five regional bus lines and one major bus line. There are six taxi cab companies, five limousine service companies. three interstate highways, six California State highways, four passenger train systems and of course the Port of Stockton with a Deep Channel all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge [revise]

Commuter Transportation

Commuter Transportation


California International Airports | USA International Airports

Oakland International Airport  510-577-4000

Stockton Airport

For more than 70 years, Oakland International Airport has been an important force in aviation history and a contributor to the economic well being of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The original airport at North Field was built in 1927 and is still in operation today for air cargo, general aviation and corporate jet activities. Commercial passenger and cargo jet aircraft operate from South Field, which opened in 1962.

Today, Oakland International Airport services a dozen airlines across the country and internationally.

For more information, please visit the Oakland International Airport web site.

Sacramento Metropolitan Airport  916 - 929-5411

Sacramento International Airport is your gateway to Northern California destinations and major cities across the U.S. and the world. Service is available from twelve major carriers and one commuter airline. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Sacramento International has set itself apart from other airports by adding four new air carriers to its rosters after September 11, 2001.

Sacramento International is conveniently close to surrounding communities of: Auburn , Chico , Davis , Fairfield , Folsom, Lincoln , Lodi , Marysville, Oroville, Placerville , Roseville , Stockton , Vacaville , Woodland , Yuba City , and Napa. Sacramento International Airport

San Francisco International Airport and train service 415-761-0800

San Francisco International Airport is the 11th largest airport in the United States and services 49 domestic and 29 international airlines.

Easy access to SFO through highway 101 and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) allows travellers to easily reach their destination on time.

San Francisco International Airport also provides wireless internet access (Wireless Fidelity) for convenience in all public areas.

For more information, please visit the San Francisco International Airport web site.

San Jose Municipal Airport 408-277-4759

Located two miles north of downtown San Jose, Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is a completely self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the City of San José. San Jose is Northern California's largest's also the 3rd largest on the West Coast and the 11th largest city in the U.S.

SJC averages 384 commercial and 156 general aviation departures and landings daily. For more information, please visit the San Jose International Airport web site.

Stockton Metropolitan Airport. 209-458-4700 (Photo) Stockton Metropolitan Airport (IATA: SCK, ICAO: KSCK, FAA LID: SCK) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Stockton, a city in San Joaquin County, California, USA.

County Airports: 33 Strip • Cortopassi Airport • Escalon Airport • Faber Vineyards Airport • Ferdun Ranch Airport • Fowlers Airport • J-B Airport • Jones Heliport • Kingdon Airpark • Linds Airport • Lodi Airpark • Lodi Airport • Lodi Memorial Hospital Heliport • Lost Isle Seaplane Base • Mustang Airport • New Jerusalem Airport • San Joaquin General Hospital Heliport • Tracy Municipal Airport • Vetters Sky Ranch • Wallom Field

Buses 800-367-7433

San Joaquin Regional Transit District operates a fixed bus route through Stockton, French Camp, Lathrop and Manteca. Ceres Area Transit CAT provides service Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grapeline: Lodi Transit

Manteca Transit: Manteca

MAX: Modesto Area Express

(San Joaquin RTD 948-5566  (Click photo for larger image)

San Joaquin Regional Transport Center
San Joaquin RTD has 19 bus routes through the San Joaquin area serving hospitals, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific, city halls in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy and Lathrop, libraries in Stockton and Lodi, shopping areas, hotels, the San Joaquin Fairgrounds and other points of interest.
San Joaquin RTD also provides subscription commuter service to Sunnyvale, Milpitas, San Leandro, BART, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Sacramento and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore. SMART provides service Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SCT Link: Routes from Lodi to Sacramento

Tracer: Tracy Tracer

(800) 527-4273

San Joaquin-Stanislaus Ridesharing provides information and assistance regarding carpools and vanpools for residents of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.
San Joaquin-Stanislaus Ridesharing offers a fairly wide range of commuter services for employers.

121 S CTR ST
Stockton, CA 95202

Car Rental

Avis -  211 E March Ln, Plum Tree Plaza, Stockton, CA 95207 · 209-478-4747

Budget Car Rental

Dollar Rent a Car - 5000 S Airport Way, Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Stockton, CA 95206 · 209-234-2995

Enterprize Car Rental - 5000 S Airport Way, Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Stockton, CA 95206 · 209-234-2361

Hertz Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Limousine Service

Aurora Limousine Service

Black Yogi Bear Limo

Dream Limousine Service

Stockton Limousine Service

Taxi Cabs

All Airport City Cab - 830-6666

Stockton Service Cab - 466-7045

Veterans Service Cab - 983-0130

Yellow Cab - 465-5721


bullet   Interstate 5 • 1971 Photo of I-5 Construction of Deep Water Channel
bullet Interstate 205
bullet Interstate 580
bullet California State Highway 99
bullet California State Route 4 (Crosstown Freeway/California Delta Highway)
bullet California State Route 120
bullet California State Highway 12 travels in an east-west direction from Sebastopol in Sonoma County to State Route 49 just north of San Andreas in Calaveras County.
bullet (Photo of Highway 12 between Lodi and Jackson)
bullet State Highway 26:The western terminus is at State Route 99 in Stockton. The eastern terminus is at State Route 88 near Pioneer. Prior to 1994, Route 26 extended past Route 99 to State Route 4.
bullet State Highway 88 is a California State Highway that travels in an east-west direction, from Stockton through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and ending at the border with Nevada, whereupon it becomes Nevada State Route 88, eventually terminating at U.S. Highway 395. CA-88 is one of only three routes to continue with the same route number after crossing into Nevada, the others being CA-28 and CA-266.


Stockton Railroads

(Altamont Commuter Express) 1-800-411-RAIL • Ace Bus Schedule Ace Train ScheduleAce PhotosStockton ACE Station Photo

Amtrak San Joaquin Service 1-800-USA-RAIL• Stockton Amtrak • Photo •  Photo2 
Lodi Ca Amtrak Station (Photo)  (Route)
Amtrak Oakland-Bakersfield trains, with coordinated bus connections

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) 510-441-BART

The California Zephyr allows you to follow the trail of pioneers, gold prospectors and the Pony Express along America’s earliest transcontinental rail route. Get acquainted with farmland, prairies, deserts, rivers, and mountains. Amtrak’s Sightseer Lounge gets you up close to the natural splendor of the West without disturbing nature’s awesome beauty. Let your mind wander back in time as the train takes you across the country.

Look forward to your own vacation skiing, soaking in steaming hot springs, or white-water rafting. Every season offers something special, from a tour and tasting at one of the area's many wineries to horseback riding along a scenic trail.

For more information, please visit the Amtrak web site.

The Coast Starlight train takes you to all the hot spots on the West Coast: Seattle, Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. En route the scenery creates a gorgeous backdrop � snow-covered mountains, dense forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline.

There are plenty of places to stop along the way. Stroll along Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. Take a break in Paso Robles where you can visit one of over 48 wineries or relax in the natural hot springs. Stop in San Luis Obispo, take a scenic tour along the Pacific Coast and climb the enchanted hill to Hearst Castle.

For more information, please visit the Amtrak web site.



Port: Port of Stockton (Photo) The port of Stockton is a deep water port located 75 nautical miles east of San Francisco on the San Joaquin River.


How Far To Stockton California From.......?

Sortable Table (Click a Link Below)

North Sacramento 48
Reno 193
Roseville 66
South Salinas 133
Tracy 20
Hanford 193
Visalia 187
Tulare 194
Porterville 218
Modesto 38
Turlock 44
Merced 68
Mariposa 101
Madera 102
Fresno 124
Yosemite 145
Bakersfield 239
Los Angeles 361
Vernalis 16
Patterson 50
Newman 60
Los Banos 83
Manteca 13
Oakdale 25
Sonora 60
West Livermore 40
Fremont 65
Hayward 61
Oakland 77
San Francisco 81
San Jose 75
Pittsburg 65
Martinez 73
Vallejo 85
It's easy to visit the Central Valley! The Central Valley is easily accessible through a wealth of traveling options; travel to and throughout the Central Valley by car, plane or enjoy a scenic train ride through lush grasslands, farms, and countryside.

Get acquainted with farmland, prairies, deserts, rivers, and mountains by riding the California Zephyr train along the Central Valley's breathtaking landscape or fly into one of three major airports, all within the Central Valley

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