Public Transportation

Shuttles from Nearby Communities

In summer, you can sightsee while you travel to the park during the summer season. Ride the Sequoia Shuttle from Visalia and Three Rivers, or the Big Trees Transit from Fresno or Sanger. Shuttles run daily, usually from Memorial Day weekend through late September. A round-trip ride is $15 per person and includes the park entrance fee. When you arrive, you can transfer to free in-park shuttles that travel to campgrounds, lodges, visitor centers, and park features. All shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

For details and reservations for the Sequoia Sshuttle, visit www.sequoiashuttle.com or call 1-877-BUS-HIKE. To make reservations for the Big Trees Transit, call 1-800-325-RIDE (7433).

Airplane
The closest commercial airports are in Fresno and Visalia. Fresno Air Terminal (or "Fresno Yosemite International") is 1¼ hours from the Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180 and 1¾ hours from the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198.

Visalia Airport is 1 hour from the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198 and 1½ hours from Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180.

Train
Amtrak serves Visalia twice daily via motor coach. These buses connect trains stopping in Hanford with the same Transit Center in Visalia served by the Sequoia Park Shuttle (see above). (Hanford is about 30 miles west of Visalia, 1¼ hours from the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198.)

There is also an Amtrak station in Fresno (1¾ hours from Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180). However, there is no available shuttle service from Fresno to the parks.

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