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|
|Los Angeles||192 miles|
|San Diego||315 miles|
|Las Vegas||385 miles|
Distance to Deep Water Ports
|Port||Miles from Fresno|
Commuting – Travel Work Time to Selected California MSAs and Cities
|Fresno, CA MSA||21.7|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA||30.3|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA MSA||29.0|
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.
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.