Market Access

Efficient Access to West Coast Markets

Merced is located close to the largest consumer and manufacturing markets on the West Coast.  The list of companies already operating here speaks volumes for Merced's appeal to the distribution/logistics industry. 

With Highway 99 (the Main Street of California) running through the City of Merced, and I-5 on the West side of the county, a substantial portion of all north/south traffic in the state passes through the county.

  • One day drive to all California and Oregon locations, as well as western portions of Nevada and Arizona.
  • Ability to make a round trip to/from the Los Angeles basin in one day.


  Distance to Markets        
City Distance in Miles    Drive Time  
Fresno, CA. 56.4 miles 58 minutes
Las Vegas, NV. 449.5 miles 7 hr 7 min
Los Angeles, CA. 272.5 miles 4 hr 16 min
Oakland, CA. 120.2 miles 1 hr 56 min
Reno, NV. 243 miles 3 hr 51 min
Sacramento, CA. 113.8 miles 1 hr 51 min
San Diego, CA. 392.8 miles 6 hr 9 min
San Francisco, CA. 130.4 miles 2 hr 10 min
San Jose, CA. 129.7 miles 2 hr 7 min
Source: Rand McNally (


Distribution/Logistics Quick Facts

Rail/Intermodal:  Merced is served by BNSF and Union Pacific Railways

BNSF Intermodal Service

  • Stockton
  • Fresno

UP Intermodal Service

  • Oakland
  • Stockton


  • Highway 99 (North-South)
  • 35 miles to Interstate 5 (North-South)
  • State Route 140 (East-West)
  • State Route 59 (East-West)

Cargo Airports

Merced Regional Airport/ Macready Field

  • FedEx
  • UPS

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • Port of Entry

Deepwater Ports of Entry

  • Oakland
  • Stockton
  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach