Travel Information

Travel Information

Welcome to Fairfield

Nestled in the heart of Northern California, amid rolling hills and farmland, you’ll discover some of the Golden State’s best-kept secrets in Fairfield. Located 45 miles from both San Francisco and Sacramento and just 15 miles from the world-famous Napa Valley, visitors will find Fairfield full of open spaces, quiet country roads, and acres of thriving vineyards.

Fairfield’s close proximity to both San Francisco and Sacramento makes the city an ideal location for family vacations, couples getaways and extensions to business trips.

For visitor information in person, please visit our California Welcome Center, located at the Jelly Belly Candy Company.

The Solano County community is just a 45-minute drive from both of these major metropolitans, surrounded by green hills and a thriving wine region, and is easily accessible from national and international airports in Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa.

Fairfield is a city located in Solano County California, USA. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 38 miles (61 km) from the city center of both cities, approximately 33 miles (53 km) from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles (31 km) from Napa Valley, 17 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. Fairfield was founded in 1859 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.

It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo, which is the Bay Area’s ninth-largest city.[3] It shares a border with its sister city, Suisun City. Other nearby cities include Vacaville, Benicia, and Napa. Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County.

Getting to Fairfield

Quick reference directions from some of the nearby airports

From Oakland International Airport (OAK):
Take I-880 North toward Walnut Creek to I-680 East to I-80 toward Sacramento (TOLL ROAD).

From Sacramento International Aiport (SMF):
Take I-5 South to I-80 West toward San Francisco. Alternate Route from Sacramento International Airport to Fairfield take I-5 North to Woodland, exit Main Street to CA Highway 113 toward Davis to I-80 West toward San Francisco.

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
Take US 101 North to I-80 East (Bay Bridge/Oakland) toward Sacramento (TOLL ROAD).

From San Jose International Airport Norman Y. Mineta (SJC):
Take I-880 North to Mission Blvd exit toward Sacramento to I-680 North Ramp.