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Getting In and Around Modesto

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Settled in the heart of California,  the City of Modesto is the distribution and transportation center to Stanislaus County and the Northern San Joaquin Valley. There are plenty of ways to get in and around Modesto. Modesto is accessible by air, road and rail. The City of Modesto is easily accessible by Car via the state route highways.  California SR 99 and I-5 offers main highway access to the City of Modesto. Read further to know about the ways of getting to Modesto and public transportation system in Modesto.

Getting to Modesto

Getting to Modesto by Plane

Modesto by Plane
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Modesto is served by Modesto City-County Airport, which is 2 miles from Modesto (southeast). It is accessible by California State Highway 99 and Interstate Highway 5.

Address: 617 Airport Way, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-577-5318

To and From Airport: Taxis, hotel shuttle, limos and rental cars are available at the airport. 

Rental Cars at Modesto City-County Airport
Avis Car Rental
Address: 617 Airport Way Modesto Municipal Airport, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-527-7223

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 617 Airport Way, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-522-3236

Budget Car Rental
Address: 617 Airport Way Modesto Municipal Airport, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-544-1196


Limousine & Shuttle Service in Modesto
A Luxury Limousine Service
Address: 733 Sarah Therese Way, Modesto, CA 95351, United States
Phone: 1 209-466-1212

Modesto Limo and Airport Service
Address: 1940 El Sereno St, Modesto, CA 95358, United States
Phone: 1 209-595-4444

Dial 7 Modesto Airport & Limo Service
Address: 1001 8th St, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-600-0000

Legacy Limousines Service
Address: Modesto, CA, United States
Phone: 1 209-551-5466

Airport Transportation in Modesto
Address: 126 S 4th St, Patterson, CA 95363, United States
Phone: 1 209-275-7760

Getting to Modesto by Train

Modesto by Train
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Modesto is served by Amtrak. The city is serviced by the San Joaquin Line, which runs north to the Bay Area or Sacramento and south to Bakersfield. Routes from Modest connect to several valley areas, including Sacramento, Bakersfield, Sierra foothill community and San Francisco. The Amtrak San Joaquin has 8 stops every day on the route between Bakersfield and Oakland, and four stops every day on the route between Bakersfield and Sacramento.
 
Address: 1700 Held Dr, Modesto, CA 95355, United States
Phone: 1 800-872-7245
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-10:00pm

Getting to Modesto by Bus

Modesto by Bus
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Greyhound offers bus service to Modesto.

Greyhound station in Modesto-
Address: 1001 9th Street, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-526-4314
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:30am-11:00am; 12:00pm-2:30pm; 3:30pm-7:30pm

Getting to Modesto by Car

 The City of Modesto is easily accessible by Car via the state route highways.  California SR 99 and I-5 offers main highway access to the City of Modesto.
  • California State Route 99- SR 99 stretches the entire length of California and makes all cities accessible to and from Modesto. Other routes to Modesto include-
  • Highway 219- It lies to the north of Modesto and offers access to the foothills and Oakdale.
  • State Route 108- It is also called as McHenry Avenue and runs south and north through the center of Modesto. SR 108 intersects several main streets in Modesto as well as Hwy 219.
  • State Route 132- It runs west and east through the City of Modesto and offers direct access to I-5, which is the major route through the middle of CA, from Mexico to Oregon.

Getting Around Modesto

Public Transportation in Modesto

Modesto is served by two public transit systems-
  • Modesto Area Express (MAX)
  • Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT)

Modesto Area Express (MAX)
In Modesto, the public transportation is offered by the Modesto Area Express (MAX).  It offers regular transit and paratransit “dial-a-ride” service for disabled and seniors, and commuter feeder service within the city limits. MAX connects to other public transit services and regions. Transfers include Amtrak, Ceres Area Transit (CAT), BART (Bay Area), ACE Train (Bay Area), and Ceres Dial-A-Ride, Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), Riverbank-Oakdale Transit Authority (ROTA).  

The Modesto Area Express also has 2 main transportation hubs connecting local and regional transit systems. One hub is at Vintage Faire Mall at Veneman Road and Dale Road, and other one is the Downtown Transportation Center at the 9th Street and J Street. To know about the schedules, fares and route, visit their official website


Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT)
Stanislaus Regional Transitconnects Modesto to the other populated areas of the county. Tickets for StaRT can be purchased from the Modesto Transit Center, Downtown Modesto.

Getting Around Modesto by Taxi/Cabs

It is easy to get around Modesto by Taxi/Cabs. Some of the taxi/cab services operating in Modesto are:

Metro Cab Co.
Address: Modesto, CA, United States
Phone: 1 209-523-8294

Modesto United Taxi Cab
Address: 1025 Lone Palm Ave #8d, Modesto, CA 95351, United States
Phone: 1 209-888-8888

Quality Cab
Address: 630 6th St, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-552-9898

Deluxe Cab
Address: Modesto, CA, United States
Phone: 1 209-818-1323

A Metro Taxi Cab Modesto
Address: 1001 8th St, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-222-2222

United Cab Co.
Address: 1001 8th St, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-888-8888

Rental Cars in Modesto

Avis Car Rental
Address: 617 Airport Way Modesto Municipal Airport, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-527-7223

Budget Rent A Car
Address: 1312 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350, United States
Phone: 1 209-545-0112

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 707 7th St, Modesto, CA 95354, United States
Phone: 1 209-491-0400
Dollar Rent a Car
Address: Modesto, CA, United States
Phone: 1 209-578-9680

Hertz Rent a Car
Address: 4301 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95356, United States
Phone: 1 209-578-9680


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