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Travel Tips

Flying To/From Wine Country

The three airports most convenient to Healdsburg are:

Charles M Schulz/Sonoma County Airport (STS)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

SFO and OAK airports are serviced by all major airlines, and both are about 1.5 – 2 hours from our Healdsburg Touring Center, as well as our other tour start and finish locations. 

STS is currently serviced only by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air.  Conveniently located in Santa Rosa, this airport is only 15 minutes from Healdsburg and 45 minutes from Calistoga & St Helena. 

Getting To/From our Healdsburg Touring Center or Tour Start/Finish Location

Once on the ground, you can get to our Touring Center or your tour start/finish locations the following ways:

  • Rental Car
  • Airporter
  • Private Car/Limo Service
  • Taxi

Rental Car:  Renting a car is the most flexible way to get to and from Wine Country, and often the best value as well.

Car rentals are available at all airports, as well as from locations throughout the city of San Francisco, and whether renting or participating in a tour, free parking is available at our Healdsburg Touring Center. 

For tours starting/finishing in Santa Rosa, free parking is available at your tour lodging for the duration of your tour.  For tours finishing in Calistoga or St. Helena, most guests leave their car at our Healdsburg Touring Center, and we will transfer you back to retrieve at the conclusion of your tour.  Mote details will be provided at the time of booking.

Although somewhat counterintuitive, due to one way rental fees, a round-trip car rental is often a better value.

Airporter:  Airporters provide convenient express shuttle service to and from SFO and OAK airports.  Wine Country is serviced by two airporters, the Sonoma County Airport Express and Evans Transport.  Here is how to get to our Touring Center or our tour start/finish locations if taking the airporter:

SFO/OAK to/from Healdsburg or Santa Rosa:  The Sonoma County Airport Express offers daily express shuttle service from SFO/OAK airports to Sonoma County and back.  The shuttle runs every hour, on the half hour, from 530am to 1230am, and schedules are available here.  

Tickets are $34 per person one way, or $66 round trip.  Military/senior/student fares are also available.  Reservations are not required, and fares can be pre-purchased online (credit/debit card) or paid for on the shuttle (cash or personal check only).

The travel time to Sonoma Country about two hours, and should you need a taxi upon arrival, the driver will radio ahead to ensure one is waiting. 

To reach Healdsburg, disembark at the Charles M Schultz/Sonoma County Airport stop.  Our Healdsburg Touring Center and Healdsburg lodgings are a 15 minute taxi ride away.

To reach Santa Rosa, disembark at the Downtown/Fairgrounds stop.  Our Santa Rosa lodgings are a five minute taxi ride away.

SFO/OAK Airports to/from Calistoga or St. Helena:  Evans Airport Service provides shuttle services from Napa County to SFO/OAK airports (except Christmas Day, Dec 25); nine daily shuttles are available to/from SFO and six daily shuttles are available to/from Oakland.  Schedules are available here.

Tickets are $29 per person, one way. Reservations are not required, and fares can only be purchased in cash only. NO credit cards or checks accepted.

All shuttles arrive/depart from downtown Napa.  For guests traveling on a multi-day Place-to-Place tour that ends in Calistoga or St. Helena, a complimentary transfer to the shuttle point of departure is available from 10am – 4pm daily. 

Private Car/Limo Service:  Have a large group or need to get to or from the city of San Francisco?  Then hiring private car service may be the best option.  While these services are typically more expensive than an airporter or car rental, they offer comfortable and stylish door-to-door service.  Here are a few services to consider:

Napa Shuttle & Limo

Keith’s Caravans

Evans

Pure Luxury

Please contact directly for rates.

Taxi:  If flying into or arriving at STS, taxi is the most convenient way to get to Healdsburg or Santa Rosa.  Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal.