Getting Here & Around

Getting Here & Around

All you need to know about transportation in the great county of Butte. Wherever you're coming from, Butte County is easy to access!

By Car

Butte County is 2.5 hours from the Bay Area and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Sacramento, easily accessible on Highway 99 and Highway 70. It is also a morning’s drive from Redding and foothill towns throughout the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley.

Travel from SF

  1. Take I-80 East toward Sacramento
  2. Merge on CA-113 North
  3. Cut over to Highway 99 North, which leads you into Butte County

Approximate Travel Time: 3 hours

Travel from Sacramento

  1. Take CA-99 North
  2. Merge onto CA-70 to go to Oroville or continue on CA-99 North to head to Chico and Paradise

Approximate Travel Time: 1.5 hours

Travel from Reno

  1. Take I-80 West to Highway 20 towards Grass Valley/Nevada City
  2. Turn right on Woodruff Lane to cut over to Highway 70 North (before Marysville/Yuba City)

Approximate Travel Time: 2.75 hours

Car Rentals

Find Your Perfect Ride

Car rental locations are available at regional airports and throughout Butte County.

By Bus
Find a Convenient Stop

Amtrak San Joaquins’ Route 3 Thruway Bus serves both Chico and Oroville, connecting travelers to over 100 destinations throughout the state via the extensive Thruway Bus and train network.

In Oroville, the bus stop recently relocated to 2550 Feather River Boulevard, and shares a stop with the B-Line local service.

In Chico, the Bus stops at the Downtown Amtrak station, located at 450 Orange St, Chico, CA 95928.

Visit https://amtraksanjoaquins.com/ for more information on the service, discounts, and timetables.

By Air
Choose from Several in the Surrounding Regions

Butte County is approximately 1.25 hours from Sacramento International Airport, 3.5 hours from San Francisco International Airport, and 3 hours Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

The Chico Regional Airport and Oroville Municipal Airport are both general aviation airports with no commercial air service.

Equipment Rentals
For When You Want a Different Perspective as You Explore
Equipment Rental Spots Website Phone
Campus Bicycles http://campusbicycles.com/ (530) 345-2081
North Rim Adventure Sports https://www.northrimadventure.com/articles/rental-information-pg314.htm (530) 345-2453
Forebay Aquatic Center https://www.forebayaquaticcenter.com/forebayrentals (530) 570-2866
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