Directions & Maps
- Getting to Venues
- Getting to Chico: By Car | By Air | By Train or Bus
- Getting Around Chico: By Bike | By Car | By Bus
|Chico State||400 W. 1st Street
From Highway 99 Going North To Chico
Stay on Highway 99 North to Chico. Exit Highway 99 at Highway 32 turning left onto E. Eight Street to and through downtown Chico. Continue west to Chestnut Street. Turn right on Chestnut Street and continue north for six blocks to W. Second Street and the University.
From Highway 99 Going South To Chico
Take the E. First Avenue exit and turn right. Go west to the Esplanade and turn left onto the Esplanade into downtown Chico and onto Broadway. Turn right on Second Street and go three blocks to Chestnut Street and the University.
You can fly directly into Chico via a short 45 minute flight from San Francisco airport (SFO).
The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest major airport. It is 90 miles south of Chico and is served by most major carriers. You can rent a car or catch a shuttle at the Sacramento Airport. The highways north of Sacramento are usually traffic free.
Flying Into Chico Airport - (CIC)
There are several flights daily between San Francisco (SFO) and Chico Municipal Airport (CIC) via United Airlines operated by United Express/Sky West. Hertz operates a small rental car operation at the airport. Budget and Enterprise have off-airport rental offices in Chico. Call ahead for reservations.
Options For Getting To/From The Sacramento Airport
All major rental car companies are available from Sacramento. Please call your company of choice.
North Valley Shuttle (Chico-based)
Phone: 530-891-1219 or 800-832-4223
Must make reservation ahead of time (ASAP)
Super Shuttle (Sacramento-based)
Phone: 916-648-2500 ext 106
Reserve your spot 24 hours in advance
Pick up and drop off at terminal A & B
AMTRAK and Greyhound Bus also have regular service into downtown Chico, although hours are limited. The AMTRAK train depot is located at W. Fifth and Orange Streets, telephone: 895-8000 or 800-872-7246. The train leaves twice daily at 3:06 a.m. southbound and 1:42 a.m. northbound. The San Joaquin is a combination train and bus ride that leaves Chico three times daily, all southbound at 9:25 a.m., 11:55 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This service terminates in downtown Los Angeles. Contact your local travel agencies for details.
The Greyhound bus depot is located at W. Fifth & Orange Streets. Call them for the schedule and current fares at 530-343-8266 or 1-800-231-2222.
Chico is a very bicycle friendly town! Chico is a convenient community for bicycling, as it is relatively flat and there are ample bike parking locations as well as bike lanes and bike paths throughout the community. Virtually everything in town is bicycling distance (within 5 miles, but mostly within 2 miles). Although bicycle riding through the core of the university campus is prohibited, there are convenient bicycle parking locations around the entire campus. Bicycles are to be parked and locked only in those areas designated for such parking and may not be locked to fences, trees, or in buildings. The University Police enforces the university's regulations concerning bicycle riding and parking on the campus.
Downtown Bicycle Rentals
North Rim Adventure Sports
E. Second Street (just east of Main Street)
Fourth and Main
Hertz operates a small rental car operation at the airport. Budget and Enterprise have off-airport rental offices in Chico. Call ahead for reservations.
Transportation services will be available to and from local hotels (and B&Bs) during the conference.
Additionally, bus service is available through the Chico Area Transit Service (CATS) and Butte Regional Transit (B-Line) buses.