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Why Ontario?

Transportation & Logistics

As the hub of Southern California’s Global Gateway, Ontario augments its strategic location with superior transportation resources that provide ideal access to the region, the nation and the world.

Ontario International Airport

Ontario is home to Ontario International Airport (ONT). With spacious, modern passenger-friendly twin terminals, ONT is less congested and more efficient - and will soon become the next major global gateway in Southern California.

ONT Facts- Passenger
  • Opened September 27, 1998
  • Twin Terminals consisting of 265,000 square feet each, 2 levels and a linear arrangement of airline gates creating efficient traffic patterns for aircraft.
  • Catchment area of more than 6 million people
  • Served over 6 million passengers in 2023
ONT Facts - Air Cargo
  • ONT's annual cargo volume is second only to that of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and ranks 15th nationally
  • ONT will assume tremendous cargo growth as LAX confronts critical capacity limitations
  • By 2030, it expects to handle 2.3 million tons
ONT's cargo tenants include global leaders in integrated logistics

Freeway and Rail Systems

Ontario reaps the benefits of the intersections of three major arteries of Southern California's dynamic freeway system: Interstate 10, Interstate 15 and State Route 60. The efficiency of this freeway system has been dramatically enhanced with the recent completion of the high-occupancy vehicle lane on Interstate - 10, augmenting its immediate trucking and air resources.

Ontario provides access to two major railways including:

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
  • Union Pacific Railway


Ontario also provides strategic access to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach through its interconnected freeway and rail system.