Fresno  County is centrally located  between  the major  markets  of Northern and Southern California, with access to two of the state’s major transportation corridors  CA-99 and  I-5.

Distance to Major Markets

Market Distance from Fresno
Silicon Valley 140  miles
Sacramento 145  miles
Los Angeles 192  miles
Reno 285  miles
San Diego 315  miles
Las Vegas 385  miles
Phoenix 580  miles


Distance to Deep Water Ports

Port Miles from Fresno
Stockton 116
Oakland 165
LA/Long Beach 241


Commuting – Travel Work Time to Selected California MSAs and Cities

Region AverageTime (minutes)
Fresno, CA MSA 21.7
Fresno,  CA 20.2
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA 30.3
Perris, CA 36.0
Riverside, CA 30.4
Ontario, CA 29.5
Stockton-Lodi MSA 30.0
Tracy, CA 40.8
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA MSA 29.0
United  States 25.0

Fresno-Yosemite International Airport.  As the San  Joaquin Valley’s gateway  to the world,  Fresno-Yosemite  International Airport serves  over 1.6million passengers annually  and  supports  service from seven  commercial airlines  that  provide  air  travel opportunities through  13 non-stop destinations and  beyond. The airport  is also home  to the California  Air National Guard’s 144th  Fighter Wing, and provides aviation facilities to numerous business and government agencies. In June 2018, United Airlines launched their daily nonstop air service between  Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and  Fresno.

Fresno Freight Rail

Freight Rail.  Class  I  freight railroads BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and  Union  Pacific Railroad  (UP) serve Fresno County, along  with short-line  operator San Joaquin Valley Railroad  (SJVRR).


Through  Measure  C, Fresno County is one of a select number of California  counties that locally fund road and  highway  improvements. Measure  C is a half-cent  sales  tax aimed  at improving  the overall quality of Fresno  County’s  transportation system.  In its first 20   years,  Measure  C delivered  more  than  $1  billion of improvements  to state  highways  and  county roadways, including  the building  of additional lanes  on freeways throughout the County. As a result of the successful original measure, Fresno County voters chose to extend Measure  C for an additional 20 years.

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