Transportation 2018-02-09T02:32:05+00:00

Napa Valley Transportation

There are shuttle buses that run between the Oakland and San Francisco airports and the city of Napa or the city of Santa Rosa. Once you get there you will need transportation to Calistoga (about a 30 min drive to either city). You can take a bus, hire a private car, take a taxi (reserve ahead), or rent a car in Napa to continue to Calistoga. From Santa Rosa you will need to hire a taxi, private car or rent a car as there is no public transportation from Santa Rosa at this time.

There is a bus you can take from Napa to Calistoga, and it departs just across the street from the bus station for the bus that brings you to Napa from San Francsico or Oakland Airport.

Another alternative to travel from Calistoga from Napa or Santa Rosa would be to rent a car in Napa, or hire a taxi.

Evans Transportation
Shuttle bus service that runs between SFO and Napa or Oakland Airport and Napa. Cost as of 10/10 is $29 per person. Check for current pricing and schedule.

Napa Valley Vine
The bus service that runs between Napa and Calistoga. They have a line called the Vine Route 10 which goes between Calistoga and the Vallejo Ferry Building. It stops in Napa right across the street from the Evans Transportation so you can take Evans Shuttle to Napa and then take the Vine 10 to Calistoga and back again.

Check the schedules at:
(Select Rt 10 Calistoga/Vallejo from the pull down menu).
707-255-7631 or 800-696-6443

Public Transportation
It is possible to take public transportation form both the Oakland and San Francisco Airports all the way to Calistoga. The Route 29 Commuter Express runs between Napa and the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station in the early morning hours and in the late afternoon. Riders can take BART from the OAK or SFO airports to the Del Norte BART station and then take the Vine 29 bus to Vallejo or Napa and then onto Calistoga on either the 29 or the Rt. 10 Calistoga/Vallejo bus.

For more information and schedules go to:
Napa County Transportation Agency
707-255-7631 or 800-696-6443


Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. Records of commercial wine production in the region date back to the nineteenth century,[5] but premium wine production dates back only to the 1960s.

The combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology of the region are conducive to growing quality wine grapes. John Patchett established the Napa Valley's first commercial vineyard in 1858. In 1861 Charles Krug established another of Napa Valley's first commercial wineries in St. Helena. Viticulture in Napa suffered several setbacks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including an outbreak of the vine disease phylloxera, the institution of Prohibition, and the Great Depression. The wine industry in Napa Valley recovered, and helped by the results of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, came to be seen as capable of producing the best quality wine – equal to that of Old World wine regions. Napa Valley is now a major enotourism destination.

The valley floor is flanked by the Mayacamas Mountain Range on the western and northern sides the Vaca Mountains on the eastern side. Several smaller valleys exist within these two ranges. The floor of the main valley gradually rises from sea level at the southern end to 362 feet (110 m) above sea level at the northern end in Calistoga at the foot of Mount Saint Helena. The Oakville and Rutherford American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) lie within a geographical area known as the Rutherford Bench in the center of the valley floor. The soil in the southern end of the valley consists mainly of sediments deposited by earlier advances and retreats of San Pablo Bay while the soil at the northern end of the valley contains a large volume of volcanic lava and ash. Several of the small hills that emerge from the middle of the valley floor near Yountville are indicators of the region's volcanic past.

Almost 4.5 million people visit Napa Valley each year, making it a very popular tourist destination in California, and "The World's Best Wine and Food Destination" as awarded by TripAdvisor's 2010 Travelers' Choice Awards.