Visalia, CA Airport Information
Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS)
Approximate taxi fare: $15 USD
In operation since 1927, Visalia Municipal Airport is San Joaquin Valley's oldest airport. The airport is located just four miles west of downtown Visalia and serves three daily flights to Ontario International Airport. From here, travelers can access non-stop flights to 30 cities daily throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Visalia Municipal Airport also provides charter and private flight service.
Airline carrier serving Visalia Municipal Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Approximate taxi fare: $90 USD
Located just 45 miles outside of Visalia, the Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the main airport in the San Joaquin Valley. Serving more than one million passengers per year, Fresno Yosemite International provides service throughout the United States and Mexico. Airport amenities include a number of restaurants, shops, terminal-wide free wireless Internet access, and short-term and long-term parking options.
Airline carriers serving Fresno Yosemite International Airport
- Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
- Allegiant Airlines
- American/American Eagle
- Delta Airlines/Skywest
- Mexicana Airlines
- United Airlines/United Express
Visalia, CA Train Information
Hanford Amtrak Station
The nearest Amtrak station to Visalia is located in Hanford, California, which is about 20 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 can be accessed at Visalia's Greyhound station, located at 425 East Oak Street. The Hanford Station is open daily from 5:45 AM to 10:30 PM
Visalia, CA Public Transportation
Visalia Transit Bus System
The Visalia Transit Bus System operates along 11 routes throughout Visalia and the nearby communities of Exeter, Farmersville and Goshen. The bus system serves more than one million passengers per year and provides daily, convenient downtown service.
Buses run Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 9:30 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 6:30 PM and Sunday from 8 AM to 6:30 PM. Adult peak fare is $1.25 per ride. Reduced adult fare, offered Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM, is $0.25 per ride. Two kids ride free with each adult; additional children are charged adult fare. Passengers may also purchase an unlimited ride day pass for $2.50.
Visalia Towne Trolley
The Visalia Towne Trolley provides convenient weekday service throughout Visalia's downtown district. The trolley runs on four color-coded routes: the Blue Route, Red Route, Green Route and Gold Route. The Green Route provides direct service to the Visalia Convention Center.
Schedules vary by route. The Visalia Towne Trolley costs $0.25 per ride.
Visalia's Sequoia Shuttle takes passengers to and from Visalia and Sequoia National Park, as well as around the park itself. Operating daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the 16-passenger shuttle buses are available by reservation only.
The Visalia/Sequoia Park route departs from the Visalia Convention Center and major hotels between 7 and 10 AM and then returns to Visalia between 3:30 and 6:30 PM. Once inside the park, passengers have unlimited access to three in-park shuttle routes. Sequoia Shuttle passes, which include a round-trip and in-park transportation, are $15 per person.
Enterprise rental car service is available at Visalia Municipal Airport. Counters for rental car companies Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Alamo can be found near the baggage claim area at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
Visitors to Visalia can access several taxi companies at the Visalia Municipal Airport and Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Visitors should expect to pay about $15 in cab fare from the Visalia Municipal Airport to downtown Visalia and about $90 in cab fare from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to downtown Visalia. Taxis can also be hailed on the street or at hotel taxi stands in the downtown region.