Transportation & Location

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In today’s global economy, the strategic location of your business can give you the competitive edge your business needs, and Beaumont is that place. When your business is located in southern California, you have access to an immense workforce population, interstate highways, Union Pacific Railroad, close proximity to the ports of LA and Long Beach, and international airports. 

Beaumont’s location is central to two regions, the Coachella Valley and the set of Southern California communities that make up the eastern axis of suburban/exurban Los Angeles. This advantageous position allows for access to the area’s large surrounding population and follows the current trajectory of growth in Southern California.

Intermodal Transportation

Beaumont is perfectly positioned at the Intersection of Interstate 10, State Route 60, and Highway 79, providing access to and from the Southern California region. Beaumont is midway between Los Angeles, Orange County, and Palm Springs, with each less than an hour’s drive, providing businesses with plenty of options for their supply chain and employment needs.

Beaumont’s location along Interstate 10, a major east-west interstate highway that bisects the city, also provides direct and close access to the Alameda goods movement corridor.


Area airports serve residents and businesses of Beaumont, providing non-stop and international flights, along with cargo air services. LAX, the 5th busiest airport in the world and ranks #8 in cargo, is a little over an hour’s drive from Beaumont. 

Ontario International Airport, 36 miles
Palm Springs International Airport, 27 miles
John Wayne Airport – Orange County, 54 miles
Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport, 92 miles

Deepwater Ports

Two international deep-water ports, located in the San Pedro Bay Port Complex, are both 89 miles west of Beaumont, allowing for the distribution of goods worldwide. The Bay Port Complex is ranked #9 in the world and handles more containers per ship than any other port complex in the world, with 25% of total US exports and 40% of total containerized imports in the US.

Port of Los Angeles

The busiest container port in North America and the 17th largest in the world, the Port of Los Angeles has sustained its rank as number one for more than two decades with record volumes for containerized trade. The Port maintains an efficient, sustainable supply chain, adopting new technologies to improve the reliability, predictability, and efficiency of the flow of cargo across global seaborne trade. In 2020, the Port moved 9.2 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).

Port of Long Beach

As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, behind that of the port of LA, the Port handles trade valued at $170 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs across the nation, more than 575,000 in Southern California. The Port of Long Beach is one of the few U.S. ports that can welcome today’s largest vessels, serving 175 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. In 2021, the Port handled more than 8.11 million container units.