Merced is in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to Yosemite via State Route 140.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 54 62 68 75 83 91 96 95 90 80 65 55
Nightly lows (°F) 37 40 43 46 52 57 62 60 56 49 41 37
Precipitation (in) 2.6 2.4 2.1 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8 1.3 2.1

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99).

Amtrak's Sacramento/Bay Area-Bakersfield San Joaquin train line runs six times a day, which also offers bus connections between Merced and Yosemite National Park.

In addition to this Merced is served by Greyhound bus via its downtown station.

Merced Regional Airport has passenger service operated by Great Lakes Airlines', with direct flights to and from Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Visalia.

Get around

By bus

The M5 - Merced South-East route travels between the transportation center bus stop, Greyhound bus stop, Amtrak Station, and hotels along Motel Drive and Parsons Ave.


The University of California's newest campus, UC Merced opened in September of 2005. The campus is open to the public.






Go next

Routes through Merced

Sacramento Atwater  N  S  Chowchilla Fresno
Gustine Jct N S  W  E  Mariposa Yosemite N.P.
Sacramento / Emeryville Modesto  N  S  Madera Bakersfield

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