natThe City of Needles is proud to provide a public transit system. Needles Area Transit (NAT), serves the citizens of Needles with affordable transportation within the City.  Whether traveling to work, shopping, medical appointments, lunch, government offices, recreation facilities, or a friend’s house, NAT can take you where you want to go.

Riding the N.A.T. is a bargain as well as a pleasure.  Low fares and convenient, comfortable buses equipped with wheelchair lifts and NOW bicycle racks make NAT an enjoyable and efficient travel choice.  Fixed Routes and Deviations by Request are Available.    NAT Schedule & Map 2017 with New Saturday Schedule

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The NAT bus is a City of Needles Project operated by McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.  

Interstate 40 traverses Needles east to west, with Highway 95 (the Trans-National Highway from Mexico to Canada) providing north-south access. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad ("BNSF") has a hub at Needles. Amtrak provides two trains a day from Needles to Los Angeles, and Needles to Chicago.


The Laughlin - Bullhead International Airport is approximately 25 miles from our community, offering charter flights to Laughlin Nevada Hotel & Casino's and from various areas around the US.

Needles Airport is a county-owned, public-use airport in San Bernardino County, California. It is located five nautical miles south of the central business district of Needles.

Needles Airport is located in eastern San Bernardino County. The airfield was opened in May 1941. During World War II the airfield was known as Needles Army Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces, Fourth Air Force. With the end of the war, the base was declared excess to requirements and returned to civil control.

The Needles Airport offers maintenance, fuel, and pilot supplies to aviators through its FBO, Paradice Aviation.

This Airport is categorized as a General Aviation Airport and operates under:


Paradice Aviation

711 Airport Road
Needles, CA 92363

(760) 326-5263