Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99)
, One Amtrak train line 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.
The University of California's Newest Campus, UC Merced
is opening in September of 2005. The campus will be open to the public and reflect Merced's agricultural heritage.
'''Best Western Inn ''', 1033 Motel Drive , (209 ) 723-2163 , Fax: (209 ) 384-7272 , [http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=05469 ].* '''Holiday Inn Express''', 730 Motel Drive , (209 ) 383- 0333, [http://www. ichotelsgroup.com/ h/ d/6c/1/ en/ hd/ mceex].* '''Motel 6 Merced North ''', 1410 V Street , (209 ) 384-2181 , Fax: (209 ) 722-2152 , [http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1029 &state=CA &full= California&city=Merced ].
* [[Yosemite]] is less than two hours east along State Route 140 by car.