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Location and Transportation

A Portal to the World

Barstow is centrally located between Los Angeles (134 miles to the east) and Las Vegas (152 miles to the southwest) off of I-40 and I-15. An integral part of the high desert, Barstow enjoys the advantage of being right in the middle of two highly popular destinations in the United States.

In fact, it is Barstow’s central location that has made it the transportation hub for more than 100 years in Southern California. In addition to I-40 and I-15, the area is served by State Highway 58, which runs to the east and west; and State Highway 247, which runs on a north-south route.

Rail service is provided by Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific. There is a truck and rail facility in the city of Barstow that is run by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Individuals looking to travel by rail are served by Amtrak, which offers service to Los Angeles and Chicago, along with several other destinations along the way.

Bus service to the area is provided by Greyhound. Located at the World Famous Barstow Station, Greyhound serves the Barstow area along with routes available to major cities that connect passengers to the rest of the country. Local bus service is provided by MV Transportation/Dial-a-Ride.

For those who need to get somewhere fast, the Barstow-Daggett Airport provides air service for executive and charter aircrafts. The Barstow-Daggett Airport is comprised of one terminal and two runways (5,494 feet and 6,400 feet). Ontario International Airport (90 miles southwest) provides national and international flight services as well as freight services for businesses. Southern California International Airport (30 miles southwest) is also available to fulfill a variety of travel needs.

It is a simple fact: Barstow is the transportation hub of Southern California. Whatever method a traveler prefers, they are sure to find someone who can and will meet their needs. Barstow — a portal to the world!

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