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

From California State Highway 99, that runs through California, take the 198 Freeway toward Visalia/Sequoia National Park to reach this destination. 


Whether you decide to drive, take a train, or fly, you’ll meet in the middle when you Visit Visalia. 

You can easily get here by highway, with major population and business centers such as Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles all within a 3 hour drive. There's Amtrak service and Visalia is within 45 miles of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. 

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

Air Service 

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

Rail Service 

Visalia Transit Center Motor Coach Service 
425 E. Oak Ave., Visalia 
For more information, call the Greenline 1-877-404-6473 
Keep Moving Visalia

Amtrak – Hanford Passenger Train Station 
432 W. 7th St. in Hanford 
Phone: 1-800-872-7245
Amtrak - Hanford Station

Sequoia Shuttle Download information - Sequoia Shuttle Brochure - English 2019 and Sequoia Shuttle Brochure - Spanish 2019

Note: Due to the coronavirus, the Sequoia Shuttle will not be operational for the 2020 summer season. 

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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P.O. Box 2734 Visalia, CA 93279
112 E Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
(800) 524-0303 : (559) 334-0141