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Getting to Napa Valley

Now that you've made plans to visit the premier wine destination of Napa Valley, getting here is easy and stress-free. Napa Valley is located north of San Francisco Bay, with several airports conveniently located nearby. We have many transportation options to the Napa Valley, including airport shuttles or limousine services, rental cars, or public transportation.

 

Airports Near Napa Valley

The Napa Valley is located near several airports:

  • 57 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 50 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • 64 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SAC)
  • 82 miles from San Jose International Airport (SJC)

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Airport Shuttle Services

San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport both have shuttle buses that run a fixed route schedule from the airport to the City of Napa. To access a schedule, contact Evans Transportation: (707) 255-1559 or California Wine Tours: (800) 294-6386

The only non-hotel shuttle to the Napa Valley available from the Sacramento Airport is the Fairfield Airporter: (877) 424-7767.

 

Transportation Services

Private transportation services, such as limousines, SUVs or buses, may be reserved for airport transportation as well as for Napa Valley winery tours. Most services can schedule your appointments for both individuals and groups as well as arrange dining reservations.

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San Francisco Bay Ferry

The San Francisco/Vallejo Bay Ferry provides a scenic and leisurely route to the Napa Valley. The Ferry Building, located at the foot of Market Street along the Embarcadero waterfront in downtown San Francisco, is accessible by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) from SFO. The Vallejo Ferry Terminal is just a block away from the Vallejo Transit Center, where connecting bus service to the Napa area via the VINE.

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Rental Cars, UBER & Lyft

All major airports offer car rental stations to help visitors get to the Napa Valley. In the city of Napa, you will find Enterprise, Avis, or Budget for car rental services.

Download from the App Store or sign up with UBER or Lyft to request a ride.

 

Getting Around Napa Valley

 

Experience Napa Valley "Car-Free"

Going car free doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Even if you drive to Napa, leaving your car parked and taking advantage of bicycle tours, transit, and walking, makes a difference. Every car trip you eliminate helps improve the experience of visiting the Napa Valley – now and in the future. Transportation is responsible for nearly 40% of California's greenhouse gas emissions – and in the Napa Valley, that pollution is bad for the grapes that make the delicious wine you came to enjoy!

 

Public Transportation

The VINE is the fixed-route bus system in the County of Napa. All buses are wheelchair accessible. There are daily routes that run the length of the Valley, throughout the city of Napa, and extend to the Vallejo Ferry terminal. Weekday routes include access to El Cerrito Del Norte BART, Sonoma Plaza and the Suisun City Train Depot.

 

Shuttles Up Valley

The shuttles provide on-demand transit services within its city limits for the general public. These shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Calistoga Shuttle: Call (707) 963-4229 to schedule a pick-up and the vehicle will arrive within 15-30 minutes. Cost: Free for lodging guests.
St. Helena Shuttle: Call (707) 963-3007 to schedule a pick-up and the vehicle will arrive within 15-30 minutes. Cost: $1
The Yountville Trolley: Call (707) 944-1234 or (707) 312-1509 after 7:00 p.m. This service is free thanks to the generous support from the Town of Yountville.

 

Biking

Many lodging facilities in the Napa Valley have bicycle rentals, and there are several bicycle rental companies that deliver to the smaller accommodations. Download our Napa Valley Bike Map.

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The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grass-roots nonprofit with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system connecting the entire Napa Valley. A coalition of community groups is working to design, fund, construct, and maintain 47 safe and scenic miles of level, paved, family-friendly, free-access class 1 trail, stretching from the Vallejo ferry to Calistoga.

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Transportation Directory

Our local transportation companies can help ensure a safe and memorable trip to and from the Napa Valley from a variety of locations.

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