Bus in Merced


Comfortable buses offer a 2½-hour ride via Hwy 140 to Yosemite three (winter) and five (summer) times daily, picking up in several places in Merced, including the Merced Transpo Center and Amtrak station. The route …
Train Station in Fresno


The most scenic way to travel these parts, the San Joaquin service stops in a white Mission building smack in downtown Fresno on its way to other tourist destinations, including Yosemite ($40, four hours, twice dail…
Bus in Modesto

Modesto Area Express

This service connects wi-fi-enabled buses with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system's Dublin/Pleasanton BART station several times a day during the week (one-way $14). The trip takes about two hours.
Train in Stockton

Altamont Commuter Express

This clean, efficient regional train system connects with BART and to cities throughout the region. Prices vary by distance traveled, but you can go all the way to San Jose for $14.50.
Bus in Fresno

Fresno Area Express

The local service that has daily buses to the Tower District (bus 22 or 28) and Forestiere Underground Gardens (bus 20) from the downtown transit center at Van Ness Ave and Fresno St.
Bus in Bakersfield

Airport Valet Express

Star-spangled buses travel between Bakersfield (from the north side of the San Joaquin Valley College campus) and LAX (2½ hours, three daily). Book in advance for a sizable discount.
Train in Bakersfield

Amtrak Station

Trains travel north from here to Sacramento ($45 to $65, five hours, two direct trains). Buses head to LA, but fares must be purchased in combination with a train ticket.
Bus in Bakersfield

Golden Empire Transit

The efficient local bus system's Route 22 runs north on Chester Ave to the Kern County Museum and Oildale (22 minutes).
Bus Station in Fresno


Stops downtown near the Chukchansi ballpark. Multiple regular/express rides daily to Los Angeles ($24, four hours) and San Francisco ($20, five hours).
Train Station in Lodi


Trains coming through this station connect with Amtrak's San Joaquin rail line. It is also a hub for local and intercity buses.