The city is easily reached by highway, with major population and business centers such as Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles all within a 3 ½ hour drive. Transportation to Visalia is made easy with Amtrak service. The city is also conveniently located within 45 miles of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

Whether you decide to drive, travel by rail, or fly, Visalia is a great place to “Meet in the Middle”.

Getting Around

Visalia provides visitors and residents with many public transportation options. The centrally-located Transit Center in downtown is the hub of transportation activity. Generous parking nearby facilitates easy Park & Ride transportation to outlying shopping malls, businesses and attractions.

The Transit Center serves passengers for the City Coach Service that circulates to in-town business and shopping areas, the Tulare County Area Transit system which serves outlying cities, and sends busses to the train station in a neighboring town.

The Visalia Towne Trolley provides free downtown shuttle service from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday; from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Towne Trolley’s stops include the Transit Center, Courthouse, many area-hotels, and The Visalia Convention Center, arriving at each stop every 15 minutes.

From limo’s to double-decker buses provided by The Classic Status and Classic Charter, to van rentals from Visalia Van Rental, local taxi services, The Sequoia Shuttle, The Visalia Trolley, and much more, your venture in and around Visalia is sure to be an easy one.

V-LINE is a new service that provides affordable, convenient, and easy-to-use shuttle service between Visalia and Fresno, and back. V-LINE operates six trips per day, beginning as early as 4 a.m. for airport travelers and early risers, seven days per week. Each 20-passenger V-LINE shuttle offers comfortable seats, free WiFi, USB charging ports, and storage racks. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate two wheelchairs per trip.

Air Service

Fresno Yosemite Airport provides safe, convenient non-stop air service connections for business and leisure travelers. It is the only self-sufficient airport serving the Central San Joaquin Valley; a six county region with a population base of nearly 1 million.
(559) 621-4500

Rail Service

Are you planning to travel by rail or is your group going “green”? We are happy to provide your group with Amtrak discounts. Please contact for more information.

Amtrak – Hanford Passenger Train Station
432 W. 7th Street in Hanford
Phone: 800-872-7245.

Amtrak -Visalia Transit Center Motor Coach Service
425 E. Oak Stree, Visalia
Phone: 800-USA-RAIL.

Sequoia Shuttle

Maximize your visit to Sequoia National Park and leave your car behind while you enjoy destinations throughout the Giant Forest including Giant Forest Museum, Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground, Crescent Meadow, and Wuksachi Lodge.

Operating Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, the Sequoia Shuttle travels from locations throughout Visalia, stops in Three Rivers, and continues to the Giant Forest Museum where it connects to two free in-park shuttle routes that travel throughout the Giant Forest.

Don’t waste time fighting traffic congestion, looking for parking, or paying park entry fees. This time, be driven.