We drive from our home in Eugene, Oregon to visit family in Southern California.
Here is our list of Costco stores along Interstate 5 to stop by to buy gasoline.
(Our car is a 2011 Hyundai Elanta Touring that gets 32 to 36 miles per gallon on the freeway, depending upon our speed and use of air conditioning.)
A big thanks to Google Maps for the map images. I used GIMP to add the blue lines (color #2980b9, width 20, layer opacity 30%).
4141 NE Stephens Street, Roseburg, 97470, phone 541-378-0020
67 miles from our home (1 hour 6 minutes)
Southbound: exit 129 toward Oregon 99/Winchester/N Roseburg, then left onto Del Rio Road, then first right onto NE Stephens Street
Northbound: exit 127 to NE Stephens Street
The Medford Costco is only half a tank of gas from home. But we always fill up here so we can drive all the way to Woodland with our next tank of gas.
3639 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford, 97504, phone 541-734-4227
166 miles from our home (2 hours 36 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: exit 33 toward toward Central Point, then left onto East Pine Street, then right on Hamrick Road
2100 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Chico, 95928, phone 530-332-1742
Chico is far from Interstate 5 but on some drives we detour around traffic this way
384 miles from our home (6 hours)
Southbound: take the A-36/Antelope Boulevard exit toward CA-99/Chico and go left onto Antelope Boulevard (which continues as CA-99 S); after 38 miles take the East 20th Street exit turning right onto E 20th Street, then left onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, then right onto Silver Dollar Way
Northbound: from Woodland take CA-113 to CA-99 or from Sacramento take CA-99, then after about an hour take the Park Ave/Paradise exit and turn left onto Skyway Road, then right onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, then left onto Silver Dollar Way
The Woodland Costco is very close and convenient to the Interstate 5. We fill up here so we need not deal with the less convenient locations in Sacramento. 294 miles since Medford.
A nice rest stop about three hours after Woodland is the Bravo Farms collection of stores at the Kettleman City exit. They have a play area for children as well as food and ice cream.
2299 Bronze Star Drive, Woodland, 95776, phone 530-406-2120
456 miles from our home (6 hours 49 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: take the Road 102 exit (exit 536) and go right onto County Rd 102, then first left onto Maxwell Ave (which becomes Veterans Dr and then Bronze Star Drive)
1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, 95815, phone 916-563-7002
474 miles from our home (7 hours 18 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: take the Richards Boulevard exit, then turn left on Richards Boulevard, Turn left onto N Sacramento Fwy then soon take the Canterbury Rd exitand merge onto Leisure Lane, then turn left onto Expo Parkway
7981 East Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, 95823, phone 916-682-3569
This Costco is along Highway 99 instead of Interstate 5.
483 miles from our home (7 hours 15 minutes)
Southbound: take CA-99 S to the Mack Road exit and turn right onto Mack Road, then right onto Stockton Boulevard
Northbound: take the California 4 E exit toward Downtown Stockton and merge onto CA-4 E, then take a left exit onto CA-99 N, take the Stockton Boulevard exit and go right onto East Stockton Boulevard
7400 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, 95757, phone 916-465-6050
This Costco is along Highway 99 instead of Interstate 5.
488 miles from our home (7 hours 22 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: From CA-99 take exit 286 for Elk Grove Blvd West, turn left onto Big Horn Blvd, then right onto Civic Center Drive
1616 East Hammer Lane, Stockton, 95210, phone 209-478-2040
516 miles from our home (7 hours 45 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: take the Hammer Lane exit and go east onto West Hammer Lane (from I-5 turn left if southbound, right if northbound)
The Manteca Costco is a less than ten minutes off I-5, and twenty minutes south of Stockton. We have never been there, but someone who found this webpage recommends it.
2440 Daniels Street, Manteca, 95336, phone (209) 825-8200
535 miles from our home (8 hours 2 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: take the CA-120E exit and take CA-120 E for 2.5 miles, then turn left onto Airport Way and left onto Daniels Street
4900 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, 93313, phone 661-398-4750
757 miles from our home (11 hours 4 minutes)
Southbound: take the CA-43 exit and go left onto CA-43 N, then right onto Panama Lane
Northbound: take the CA-99 N exit onto CA-99 N, then after 20 miles take the Panama Lane exit and go left onto Panama Lane
The Pacoima is only a few minutes from the Interstate 5. It is much more convenient than the Stockton and Bakersfield Costcos. 382 miles since Woodland.
This is our final southbound fill-up since family in San Diego is only 131 miles south of this Costco.
To bypass some Los Angeles traffic near Burbank and Glendale when southbound, use the CA-170 S toward Hollywood, which merges with the US-101 S toward East Lost Angeles and returns to the Interstate 5.
13550 Paxton Street, Pacoima, 91331, phone 818-272-2700
836 miles from our home (12 hours 10 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: take the CA-118 E exit (exit 156B), then take the first right which is the San Fernando Road exit and go left onto San Fernando Road, then the first right onto Paxton Street
1051 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, 91506, phone 818-557-3783
845 miles from our home (12 hours 18 minutes)
Southbound and Northbound: take the Burbank Boulevard exit and go right onto West Burbank Boulevard, then the first right onto North Victory Place and the first left into the shopping center
2700 Park Avenue, Tustin, 92782, phone 714-338-1933
892 miles from our home (13 hours 12 minutes)
Southbound: take the Tustin Ranch Road exit and go right onto Tustin Ranch Road, then left onto Warner Avenue and right onto Park Avenue
Northbound: take the Jamboree Road exit and go left onto Jamboree Road (and keep left at a fork to stay on Jamboree Road), then take the Warner Avenue exit to Park Avenue
115 Technology Drive West, Irvine, 92618, phone 949-453-0435
897 miles from our home (13 hours 15 minutes)
Southbound: take the CA-133 S exit keeping right at the fork to follow signs for Barranca Parkway, and go left onto Barranca Parkway, then the third right onto Technology Drive West
Northbound: take the Alton Parkway exit and go left onto Alton Parkway, then take the second right onto Irvine Center Drive, then the second right onto Barranca Parkway, then the first right onto Technology Drive West
The Laguna Niguel Costco is less than ten miles from the Irvine Costco and less than twenty miles from the Tustin Costco. It is closer and more convenient to the Interstate 5 than either of those two. We use it often because we have family living nearby.
27972 Cabot Road, Laguna Niguel, 92677, phone 949-364-0217
905 miles from our home (13 hours 23 minutes)
Southbound: take the Crown Valley Parkway exit and go right onto Crown Valley Parkway, then left onto Cabot Road
Northbound: take the Crown Valley Parkway exit and go left onto Crown Valley Parkway, then left onto Cabot Road
33961 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano, 92675, phone (949) 240-3558
951 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, 92011, phone (760) 929-0963
4605 Morena Boulevard, San Diego, 92117, phone (858) 270-6920
1335 South Bradley Road, Santa Maria, 93454, phone (805) 928-8459
The Santa Maria Costco is useful if we leave Intertate 5 to drive through Monterey. It is very near CA-101 at exit 170. For extra goodness, it shares its shopping center with a Trader Joe's to help us replenish our supply of gluten-free food while traveling.
1540 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, 93405, phone (805) 541-7000
7251 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, 95020, phone (408) 848-0700
220 Sylvania Avenue, Santa Cruz, 95060, phone (831) 469-0961