Some areas of Sequoia National Park may be temporarily closed to visitors. Check before you go.



The route to Visalia is easier than ever. 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. 

With 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 south from the airport, Visalia is your gateway to adventure in Sequoia National Park and beyond. 

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

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. Fly Fresno.  


V-LINE 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. V-LINE is the perfect choice for airport travelers.

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.  

Ride V-Line 1-877-404-6473 Keep Moving Visalia

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. 

The nearest Amtrak station to Visalia is located in Hanford, California, which is approx. 22 miles outside of the city. The Hanford Station serves the San Joaquin Route, which runs multiple times daily between Sacramento and Bakersfield, with major stops in Oakland, Stockton, Fresno, Modesto and Merced. Amtrak connecting bus service takes passengers to Visalia's downtown located Transit Center via Greyhound.

Note: Due to the coronavirus, the Sequoia Shuttle from Visalia to the parks will not be operational for the 2021 summer season. However, 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!

Enjoy FREE parking throughput Downtown Visalia.

©2022 Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 2734 Visalia, CA 93279
112 E Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
(800) 524-0303 : (559) 334-0141
Visitor Center Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon-Sat 8-5
Labor Day to Memorial Day (Winter) Mon-Fri 8-5