Major companies consistently choose Kern County thanks to its centralized location. No other county offers the easy access to all the population of California, let alone the entire Western United States. Combine the county’s location with the usual lack of traffic congestion, and the road ahead is a painless one.
More than 36 million consumers are within a 4-hour truck drive of Kern County.
Situated on two major north/south routes, Interstate 5 (the major route from California to Canada) and State Highway 99, Kern County cannot be beat when it comes to reaching West Coast destinations.
Businesses needing to reach the California coast enjoy easy access, thanks to State Highway 46.
Delivering products to eastern destinations is also a breeze, as State Highway 58 (which also connects with I-40, I-15, and US395) runs through Kern County.
Deep Water Ports
Extensions through Paramount Logistics Park (Shafter) and Tejon Ranch Commerce Center
- Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (96 miles)
- Ports of Oakland (230 miles)
|Distance to Major Markets|
|Los Angeles||73 miles|
|Port of Long Beach||96 miles|
|San Diego||193 miles|
|Port of Oakland||230 miles|
|San Francisco||258 miles|
|Las Vegas, NV||196 miles|
|Phoenix, AZ||404 miles|
|Salt Lake City, UT||657 miles|
|Albuquerque, NM||755 miles|
|Denver, CO||985 miles|
|Source: Rand McNally & Mapquest|
Amtrak – Passenger/Cargo
Burlington Northern/Santa Fe (BNSF) – Main line
Nearest Intermodal – Shafter, Los Angeles, Fresno and Barstow
San Joaquin Valley Railroad – Short line and regional railroads
United States and Canada
Union Pacific – Main Line
Nearest Intermodal – Los Angeles, Fresno and Modesto
Meadows Field (BFL) Airport
Meadows Field offers nonstop flights to Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco and one-stop flights to hundreds of domestic and international destinations on US Airways (formerly America West Express), United Airways, and Frontier Airlines. Phone: (661) 391-1800.
Airports open to the Public:
- Bakersfield Municipal Airport
- Delano Municipal Airport, Delano
- High Desert and California City Municipal Airport
- Inyokern Airport
- Kern Valley Airport, Kernville
- Lost Hills-Kern County Airport
- Mojave Air and Space Port
- Mountain Valley Airport, Tehachapi
- Shafter-Minter Field (MIT) Airport
- Taft-Kern County Airport
- Tehachapi Municipal Airport
- Wasco-Kern County Airport