PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO and AROUND CHICO, CA
If you are flying in from far away, Sacramento International Airport is usually one of the more affordable and close options.
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
6900 Airport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95837
To get from Sacramento Airport to Chico, CA, you have a few options. Listed from cheapest – most expensive.
1 – Chico Craigslist Rideshare
chico.craigslist.org, click on “rideshare” near top right-hand corner under “community”.
2 – Greyhound Bus Lines – tickets from Sacramento to Chico are about $25. You will have to get yourself from the airport to the bus station.
420 Richards Blvd
Options for transit from Sacramento Airport to Greyhound Station:
Sacramento Regional Transit – most affordable, will take up to an hour to transit. It is not recommended to travel to the Greyhound station on foot late at night.
www.sacrt.com (go to homepage, click on “Online Trip Planning”, type in the above Greyhound address and it will give you a choice of routes. You will need to take the Yolobus route 42A out of the airport, than transfer/walk from there)
Super Shuttle – need to prebook online, will be about $15.00
Kmm Cab Company – Has a flat fee of $33 anywhere in Sacramento (one of many cab companies)
3 – North Valley Shuttle – direct service from the airport to Chico, twice a day Monday – Saturday
approx. fare: 1 person – $60, 2 person – $100, 3 person – $140
FROM SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – is further away than Sacramento, but sometimes has cheaper flights.
To get from SFO to Chico:
Greyhound Bus Lines – San Francisco
200 Folsom St.
Avg cost for Greyhound Bus ticket to Chico – $45-$55
www.amtrak.com, avg cost of ticket to Chico – $48-$61
To get from the airport to either Greyhound or Amtrak stations, you can leave directly from the airport on the BART subway system. Very easy and direct, but you may not want to walk to either of these stations late at night.
For BART transit info:
Oakland International Airport (OAK) – is further away than Sacramento, but sometimes has cheaper flights.
To get from OAK to Chico:
Greyhound Bus Lines – Oakland
2103 San Pablo Ave
Avg cost for Greyhound Bus ticket to Chico – $45 – $55
www.amtrak.com, avg cost of ticket to Chico – $48 – $61
To get from the airport to either Greyhound or Amtrak stations, you can leave directly from the airport on the BART subway system. Very easy and direct, you may not want to walk to either of these stations late at night.
For BART transit info:
If you are flying, there is also an airport in Chico, not as affordable to flying into the other major cities.
Chico Municipal Airport (CIC)
CIC is a small non-hub commercial airport with daily flights to and from San Francisco provided by SkyWest Airlines in partnership with United Airlines.
LOCAL CHICO TRANSPORTATION
Butte Regional Transit – B-Line
Cheap, but not convenient.
Taxi Cab Companies:
Chico Yellow Cab (530) 893-4444
Liberty Cab (530) 898-1776
Chico City Cab (530) 354-1245
Checkers Taxi (530) 899-9997
OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:
There is a Greyhound station and an Amtrak station in Chico in the same building, close to downtown. The station is a “platform only” station – no shelter, no ATM, no kiosk, no bathrooms, etc. You have to buy your tickets online, and once you get there, you will need a taxi to get anywhere else. Fortunately, taxis are pretty cheap here, refer to the ones listed above.
In order to take Amtrak to Chico, you have to be coming from a city that’s further away than Sacramento. Refer to their website for details.