Modesto’s central location in the Northern San Joaquin Valley Region is within 90 minutes of major markets including the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose and Sacramento.
Modesto is also within a 90 minute drive of four International Airports, a regional airport and Modesto’s executive jet airport:
Sacramento International Airport
Oakland International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
San Jose (Silicon Valley) International Airport
Stockton Regional Airport
Modesto Executive Airport
Modesto's Central Advantage
Commercial Freight: Union Pacific/Southern Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Modesto & Empire Traction Company and Valley Transload. Modesto businesses can enjoy rail service right to their door.
Passenger: Amtrak San Joaquins, (coming) Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Valley Rail Projectis expanding to include the Modesto transit center station, connecting passengers to Sacramento and the Bay Area. ACE stations are currently located nearby in Stockton and Lathrop/Manteca.
Modesto is less than an hour from the deep water Port of Stockton, and 90 minutes from the Port of Oakland, one of the busiest west coast ports.
State Route 99, running the length of California
State Route 132, runs east west, connecting industry and commerce to Interstate 5 and State Route 99. A major upgrade is underway to SR 132 with funds provided by Measure L
Highway 219, an east west highway that will be expanded and connect into CALTRANS North County Corridor Expressway project
State Route 108, connecting Modesto with Stanislaus County communities and the coming North County Corridor Expressway