The route to Visalia is easier than ever. With new nonstop flights arriving in Fresno Yosemite International Airport, simply pick your departure point and surround yourself in nature in no time at all. An easy 45 minutes from the airport, Visalia is your gateway to adventure in Sequoia National Park and beyond. Starting April 25, Southwest Airlines takes flight from Denver and Las Vegas; Delta Air Lines flies direct from Seattle as of May 29; and American Airlines flies from Chicago starting June 3.

Visalia is in California's Central Valley, about three hours from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Sacramento. 

From Fresno Yosemite International Airport, follow State Highway 99 south to Highway 198 East toward Visalia/Sequoia National Park. 

Air Service 

Fresno Yosemite International Airport provides safe, convenient nonstop air service connections for business and leisure travelers, serving the Central San Joaquin Valley, a six-county region with a population base of nearly 1 million. 
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Whether you decide to drive, take a train, or fly, Visalia is conveniently located in the center of the state and about 45 miles from Yosemite International Airport and about a 3 hour drive from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. 

Train service is provided by Amtrak. 

Getting Around 

Visalia has lots of public transportation options for visitors and residents alike. The centrally-located downtown Transit Center hub has plenty of parking nearby for an easy Park and Ride connection to shopping malls, businesses, and attractions. 

The Transit Center is the hub for the in-town City Coach Service and for the Tulare County Area Transit system serving outlying cities. It also sends buses to the closest train station. Visalia Transit System Map

From limos to double-decker buses, Classic Charter helps with your group needs. Personal van rentals from Visalia Van Rental, local taxi services, The Sequoia Shuttle, and more help your travels in and around Visalia to be extremely easy. 

Bus Service

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

Note: Due to the coronavirus, the Sequoia Shuttle from Visalia to the parks will not be operational for the 2021 summer season. There will be shuttles running inside the parks.

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

The Sequoia Shuttle, operating Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, 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 looking for parking or paying park entry fees, take the shuttle - Book Sequoia Shuttle Now!

Downtown parking map:

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