International Student and Scholar Services

Getting to Chico State

Traveling to Chico

The easiest way to reach Chico is to make the Sacramento Airport (SMF) your final destination.  Chico is approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of the Sacramento International Airport.  If you fly into the San Francisco Airport, it is best to get the short flight to Sacramento.  

Detailed guides outlining your options for traveling to Chico:

Free University Airport Shuttle

University Airport Shuttle - August 17, 2024 - Register Here

The University offers free transportation for new international students from the Sacramento Airport to Chico. This service is offered the Saturday immediately preceding your mandatory in-person orientation seminar each semester. 

Entering the U.S. For the First Time?

Prepare to approach the U.S. Border Patrol agent using this checklist These tips come from current international students and can help reduce your stress on the "big day."