Stockton is located in the center of it all.

Transportation Hub



An uncongested highway transportation system connects Stockton to all major California urban markets. Interstate 5 on the west and Highway 99 on the east border the city and are primary thoroughfares running north and south through California. Interstate 5 connects the United States to Mexico and Canada and Highway 99 is the primary highway through the Central Valley, linking major valley cities. Interstates 205 and 580 connect Stockton to the San Francisco Bay Area and handle east and west transportation. Approximately two hundred major trucking lines and contract carriers do business in and around the Stockton area utilizing these routes.


Stockton is also linked to the rest of the continent through an extensive network of railways. Passenger service is provided by ACE Train (Altamont Commuter Express) and Amtrak. Freight service is available from Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF), with stops in Stockton and lines that connect across the country. BNSF operates an intermodal facility in southeast Stockton and a new intermodal facility was recently completed by Union Pacific Railroad in Lathrop.


Stockton boasts an incredible inland seaport. The Port of Stockton is the third largest landholder port in California, has a Foreign Trade Zone designation and a deep water channel that has an average depth of 35 feet MLLW. The Port operates a diversified transportation center on 2,100 acres, with berthing space for 15 vessels including Panamax ships, and more than 1.1 million square feet of dockside transit sheds. There is an additional 7.7 million square feet of rail-served warehousing and more than 500 acres of developable land available for lease to serve commercial and industrial uses/cargoes.


And, of course, Stockton is accessible by air. Stockton Metropolitan Airport has a Foreign Trade Zone designation as well as one of the longest runways in the region, making it the only non-hub airport in Northern California able to accommodate the entire fleet of wide- body aircraft. This is very important to companies such as Air Transport International (ATI) who began flying out of Stockton’s airport on February 1, 2016. Air Transport Services Group is the parent company of ATI, which recently signed deals to lease and operate twenty Boeing 767 jets for Amazon Fulfillment Services Inc. The Stockton Airport is one of six that Amazon flights are based; one flight a day arrives at 11 a.m. and departs at midnight. The airport also offers affordable passenger service to popular destinations like Las Vegas, San Diego, and Phoenix, provided by Allegiant Air.

Other major airports with approximate distance from Stockton are:
Sacramento International - 58 mi
Oakland International - 66 mi
San Jose International - 78 mi
San Francisco International - 83 mi


Local transportation is provided by the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, which has constructed a new transit center in the heart of Downtown Stockton, providing a convenient and easy way to get around downtown to enjoy sporting events, concerts, theater, movies, or dining.

No matter what mode of transportation is used, Stockton is strategically positioned for quick and cost effective distribution to major West Coast, Pacific Rim, and global markets.

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Carrie Wright

Carrie Wright

Economic Development Director

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