The City of Fresno is located in the geographical center of California. To the north is San Francisco, to the south Los Angeles and San Diego. To the west, hundreds of thousands of acres of agriculture seem to go on forever, and to the east are the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevadas, keeping a constant watch on the Central San Joaquin Valley.
The city is located within hours of every major city, beach area, camping facility and national park in the state of California. It is this central location that has given Fresno the reputation as the gateway to California. State highways 99 and 41 are its major modes of vehicle transportation. Highway 99 runs nearly the length of California, while Highway 41 is localized, carrying motorists from the northern edges of the city to its southern border. A newly constructed interchange, the 180 Gap, gives Fresno its first east-to-west highway, making commutes in the city as hassle-free as they were when the city was founded over 100 years ago.
A city bus system gets you where you want to go in and around the city, with a schedule that meets the needs of the various lifestyles of the people of Fresno. For those in a hurry, the Fresno Area Express will take you where you want to go in virtually no time at all. If train travel is something you would be interested in, Fresno has an Amtrak rail system that runs four times a day, taking you to your destination without the worries associated with driving there yourself.
If it is international travel that you need, Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the area’s regional airport, with more than 25 cities and 100 daily flights being served from FYI. Considered by many as one of the top airports in the state, FYI can meet the needs of any travel requirements.