Getting To and Around Redding

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Redding Municipal (RDD)

Daily commercial airline passenger service is provided by United Express to and from San Francisco and PenAir to Arcata/Portland.

Redding Airport

Sacramento International (SMF)

The Sacramento International Airport is only two hours and 15 minutes from Redding, and it is very easy to drive to Redding from that airport. You only have to get on I-5 North and stay on it until you are in Redding.

Sacramento International

San Francisco International (SFO)

The San Francisco International Airport is 3.5 hours away by car. If you choose to fly there, you will need to secure separate transportation to get from San Francisco to Redding.

San Francisco International

Redding Bus Network

An additional transportation option is Redding’s bus service, which is called Redding Area Bus Authority (RABA). RABA is offering free transportation for any BSSM student for the duration of schooling (if a student attends all 3 years, free transportation applies). This includes transportation during the summer and on any route. You can visit the RABA website for routes and schedules at RABA has routes that travel directly to Bethel Church and to the Civic Auditorium. However, be aware that the bus system is limited and may not be an option for you depending on where you live. See Route Maps for more details.

Getting around Redding

The easiest way to travel around Redding is with use of a car.  If you’re not planning on purchasing a vehicle, there are alternatives that will require a little more planning.  These include using the bus, sharing rides with others, leasing, or if you live close to school, riding your bicycle.

Sharing Rides

There is an option to share rides with fellow BSSM students who own cars. However, you will need to arrange this with your peers. If you find someone who is willing to regularly give you rides, it is polite to help with the cost of fuel. *Please do not hitchhike in the United States as it is unsafe.


Uber is an inexpensive, on-demand ride share service in Redding and in many cities around the world. The service allows you to hire a private driver to pick you up and take you to your destination through your your phone. *Please note that taxis are not readily available in Redding.


Leasing a vehicle may be a cost effective option for some students. Established in 2012, Worry Free Auto Leasing has been tailored to specifically meet the needs of BSSM students, including obtaining tags and registration and help with insurance. It offers dependable and affordable transportation with many driving options to choose from. For more detailed information and to see some of the vehicles available, go to

Riding your Bike

For students who want to ride their bicycles to and from school, the Civic Auditorium has easy access to the Sacramento river trails and bike trails throughout Redding. We also offer a rack area for students to lock their bikes during school hours. Please do not leave your bicycle in the rack area after school hours to avoid any theft of your property.