The Palmdale Transportation Center – located at 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr. – is the prominent transportation hub of the Antelope Valley. It provides a Metrolink commuter rail station; a regional and local AVTA bus transfer center; a vanpool and park-and-ride center.
Air transportation: Los Angeles International Airport is 70 miles from the Antelope Valley, while Bob Hope Airport (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena) is 50 miles away.
Ground transportation: The Antelope Valley Freeway (State Route 14) provides a convenient route south to Greater Los Angeles or north to High Sierra vacationlands. Adventurous motorists find the Angeles Forest and Angeles Crest Highways a scenic route to the Pasadena area. Highways 138 and 58 run east and west through the Antelope Valley. Interstate Freeways 5 (to Los Angeles and Sacramento) and 15 (to San Diego and Las Vegas) are easily accessed from these highways.
Bus: The Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s (AVTA) local bus service takes children to school, employees to work and residents to local stores and malls. Seniors age 62 and older and disabled persons receive a reduced fare. Patrons may save even more by purchasing a monthly pass. The AVTA also provides Dial-a-Ride, a curb-to-curb van service primarily for disabled persons. For more information, contact AVTA at (661) 945-9445 or at www.avta.com.
Commuter bus: AVTA provides commuter bus service to Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. All commuter buses are equipped with plush, high-back reclining seats, restrooms and individually controlled lighting and air conditioning vents. Santa Clarita Transit provides commuter bus services to the City of Santa Clarita.
Commuter rail: Rail service is available from Antelope Valley to Santa Clarita, the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles basin cities by Metrolink. For more information, contact Metrolink at (800) 371-LINK (5465) or visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
Additional rail services
Southern Pacific Transportation: (661) 947-4828
Amtrak: (800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
Mileage from Palmdale to:
Kings Canyon National Park 226
Lake Tahoe 387
Las Vegas 244
Los Angeles 60
Mammoth Mountain 251
Mexican Border 197
Oregon Border 670
San Diego 182
San Francisco 381
Santa Barbara 91
Sequoia National Park 219
Yosemite National Park 292