There are lots of modes of transportation in Sacramento, using the streets, rails and airways. There are even organizations dedicated to transportation advocacy. Get on the move!

Air Travel

The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) handles flights to and from US cities, and many international destinations.  Sacramento Executive Airport serves smaller aircraft, such as business charters or private planes.

Bicycle Commuting

Sacramento's vast collection of bike lanes and bike trails, including the American River Bike Trail provide bike commuters with safe routes to almost anywhere in Sacramento. Many of midtown's streets are designed in such a way as to slow vehicular traffic and aid bicycle traffic including features such as bike-only entrances to streets A-H and wide bike lanes on most streets.

Bus and Light-Rail

Sacramento Regional Transit's bus and light-rail system provides service within the city and nearby suburbs. Light-rail lines have recently been expanded east as far as the city of Folsom. Yolobus provides routes serving Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, downtown Sacramento, Sacramento International Airport, Cache Creek Casino, Esparto, Madison and Knights Landing.


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The Sacramento region is served by freeways (notably I-5, I-80, Business Loop 80 (Capital City Freeway), U.S. Highway 50, and Hwy 99). No new freeways have been built since the mid 1970s, despite a near-doubling of population in the metropolitan area since that time. Some Sacramento neighborhoods, particularly the central downtown and midtown areas, are pedestrian friendly. And as a result of litigation, Sacramento has undertaken to make all city facilities and sidewalks wheelchair accessible. In an effort to preserve its urban neighborhoods, Sacramento has constructed traffic-calming obstacles in several areas.

Passenger Train

Amtrak provides passenger rail service to the city of Sacramento. The main passenger rail station is located on the corner of 5th and I streets near historic Old Sacramento. See the Amtrak article for more information.


See the Taxi Services page and the page of the licensed company.

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