Merced Regional Airport / Macready Field MCE
serves Central California's City of Merced. The small airport encompasses 538 acres, serving Merced and surrounding areas as non-hub commercial airport, as well as a general aviation airport. The Airport is also designated as an Air Service Development Zone by the Dept. of Transportation.
The Airport is located in Merced and can easily be reached by Hwy 99, using the 16th Street exit (turn right at V Street, merge into left lane and continue to Grogan Avenue; turn right on Grogan and left on MacReady Drive.
With about 7,400 passengers a year, Merced Airport is currently served by Boutique Air (www.boutiqueair.com - tel. 855-268-8478).
The small passenger terminal at Merced Regional Airport
offers easy check-in, no long lines and a professional TSA baggage inspection services. The passenger waiting area is close to the ground transportation and has a vending machine. Drop-off and pick-up at the terminal entrance is allowed, as long as drivers stay with their vehicle and drive off immediately after passenger drop-off/pick-up. Avis has rental car counter in the arrivals area.
Free parking is available a both short- and long-term parking lots.
Transport options include rental cars, taxis (City Express 209-723-000 or Merced Taxi Cab (209-722-8294), the Merced County Transit bus (209-384-3111) or the YARTS bus (877-98-YARTS).
Amtrak provides daily stops in Merced with connections along the San Joaquin line (209-722-6862 for Amtrak station info).