Car-Free tourism means leaving your car at home and using alternatives such as the train, ferry, public transportation, bicycles or walking to get to and around the Napa Valley.
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! And no one comes to Napa to sit in traffic. Help make a difference by pledging to visit car free.
All major airports offer car rental services. If you would prefer not to travel by car, other options are described below.
Public bus transportation is available within the City of Napa and between the main towns in the Napa Valley.
The VINE is the fixed-route bus system in the County of Napa. All buses are wheelchair accessible. The VINE local buses in the City of Napa can take you all around the city. Regional Routes 11 and 29 can take you to the Ferry. The Route 29 also goes to the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. The Regional Route 25 connects Napa with the City of Sonoma in Sonoma County and Route 21 can take you to the Suisun City Train Depot.
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 for same day pick-up. Cost: $1.
The Yountville Trolley: Call (707) 312-1509. This service is free thanks to the generous support from the Town of Yountville.
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.
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. Donate here.