Martinez, an East Bay city directly northeast of San Francisco, is ideally situated. The drives to Oakland and San Francisco are an easy 35 minutes and 45 minutes respectively, and San Jose and the state capital, Sacramento, are both approximately one hour away. The drive to Los Angeles is even less than a half-day from Martinez, topping out at a six-hour car ride southeast. Martinez’s central location keeps it proximal to both northern and southern California, making terrain of all kinds, like beaches, mountains and redwoods, close by.
Two international airports – San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport – service the area. San Francisco International Airport is one of the world’s 30 busiest airports and is considered the “gateway to the Pacific,” with such airlines arriving and departing as AeroMexico, American, Delta, JetBlue, U.S. Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin America, among several others. Oakland International Airport offers flights from Allegiant, Delta, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest, United and U.S. Airways, along with a few others.
Martinez, like the rest of the Bay Area, is also very public transit-friendly. Martinez operates Amtrak trains, Greyhound bus lines, County Connection and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), which provides train service throughout the San Francisco metro area.