Botany 2006 - The Centennial CelebrationBotanical Society of America: Botanical Conference Information

Getting to Chico


Chico, California is nestled in the heart of Northern California in Butte County, just 1.5 hours north of Sacramento and 3 hours northeast of San Francisco.

If you choose to fly: Botany 2006 is please to announce a discount agreement with American Airlines. Discounts will apply and are valid July 26-Aug. 6, 2006 for travel to Sacramento, CA.

Use the Discount Code: A1276AQ and book directly online with to receive 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare. Some exclusions may apply.

Options For Getting To/From The Sacramento Airport

Botany Bus Transportation from Sacramento

We have arranged bus transportation for Botany 2006 attendees from the Sacramento airport on a first come, first served basis.

Bus service will be available on
Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday July 30, from Sacramento to Chico.
Shuttle buses will pick up each day at 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm.

Bus service will be available on
Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3 from Chico to the Sacramento International Airport.
Buses will pick you up at your designated hotels and the Chico State campus prior to departing Chico at 5am, 9am, 1pm, and 5pm.

Please select a departure time based on your planned flight arrival or departure time (don’t forget to allow adequate time to check or collect baggage). Estimated driving time between the Sacramento International Airport and Chico is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Upon your return to Sacramento, the shuttle may stop and other hotels before going to Sacramento.

The cost of a one way shuttle is $45.00. Round trip is $75.00.

* To register online for bus transportation to and from the Sacramento airport click here
* To register via fax or mail for for bus transportation to and from the Sacramento airport click here to fill out a writable pdf registration form

Additional Shuttle Services

Super Shuttle (Sacramento based)
Phone: 916-648-2500 ext 106
Cost: $98/person, 2nd & 3rd person $8
Reserve your spot 24 hours in advance
Pick up and drop off at terminal A & B
North Valley Shuttle (Chico based)
Phone: 530-891-1219 or 800-832-4223
Cost: $40/person one-way or $69 roundtrip
Must make reservation ahead of time (ASAP)

If you choose to Rent a Car: An arrangement has been made with Avis Rent a Car, use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number: J955218 and get Avis's best rates.

Greyhound Bus Service is available into Chico. Check website for times, fares and discounts.

Station is located at:
450 Orange Street
Chico, CA 95928
Telephone: 530-343-8266


Take Amtrak to Chico...check website for fares and schedules.
West 5th and Orange Streets
Chico, CA 95926
Telephone: 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).


Questions About Botany Meetings should be directed to: BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
Tele: (614) 899-9356 - Fax: (614) 895-7866 - E-mail:
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