Access to Markets and Transit

Modesto's central location, within 90 minutes of San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento is well-served by all modes of transportation.


Modesto is within an hour and a half drive of four International Airports, a regional and executive airport:

  • Sacramento International Airport
  • Oakland International Airport
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • San Jose (Silicon Valley) International Airport
  • Harry Sham Field - Modesto Executive Airport
  • Stockton Executive and Regional Airport


Commercial Freight:  Union Pacific/Southern Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Modesto & Empire Traction Company and Valley Transload

Passenger: Amtrak San Joaquins, (coming) Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) ace-trainTrain is expanding to include the Modesto transit center station, connect passengers to Sacramento, the Bay Area, and later to Los Angeles via high speed rail.  ACE stations are currently located nearby in Stockton and Lathrop/Manteca.


Modesto is less than an hour from the deep water Port of Stockton, and 90 minutes from the Port of Oakland, one of the busiest west coast ports.


  • State Route 99, running the length of CaliforniaMeasure L logo
  • State Route 132, runs east west, connecting industry and commerce to Interstate 5 and State Route 99.  A major upgrade is underway to SR 132 with funds provided by Measure L
  • Highway 219, an east west highway that will be expanded and connect into CALTRANS North County Corridor Expressway project
  • State Route 108, connecting Modesto with Stanislaus County communities and the coming North County Corridor Expressway