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Trip Summary

There are 13 daily trains from Fresno to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from Fresno to Los Angeles usually takes around 4 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Distance205 mi (330 km)
Fastest train4h 26m
Lowest price$35.87
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fresno, CA to Los Angeles, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Sharon

February 21, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: The restfulness of the ride. Cons: Clean the train and upgrade it! Tips: Take some snacks and antibacterial wipes.

Pros: The restfulness of the ride. Cons: Clean the train and upgrade it! Tips: Take some snacks and antibacterial wipes.

4.0

Thai

June 16, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Great. Cons: Beverage. Tips: No.

Pros: Great. Cons: Beverage. Tips: No.

What is the price of a train ticket from Fresno to Los Angeles?

In the last month, C$37.12 was the average price of a train ticket from Fresno, CA to Los Angeles, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$9.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Fresno to Los Angeles will vary between C$37 and C$40. Planning a train trip to Los Angeles within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Fresno over the next 7 days is C$38. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Fresno to Los Angeles by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Fresno to Los Angeles in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$62 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Los Angeles from Fresno will be about C$9.84 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Fresno to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Fresno, California to Los Angeles, California. However, there are 13 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak134h 49m$39.90
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 13 Amtrak trains from Fresno to Los Angeles every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $36.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fresno to Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Fresno to Los Angeles?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Fresno to Los Angeles, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Fresno to Los Angeles?

The distance between Fresno and Los Angeles is approximately 205 miles, or 330 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Fresno to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Fresno at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Fresno to Los Angeles?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Fresno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fresno to Los Angeles for $16.35.

City Information

Fresno

Situated close to the center of California, Fresno’s location makes it the perfect hub for travelers who wish to explore the state, but it also has enough attractions on its own to keep visitors interested. One of the city’s most unique destinations is the Forestiere Underground Gardens. Built by a Sicilian immigrant, the gardens stay below the ground level so that citrus trees could grow, making it a unique sight that will capture the heart of nature lovers. Fresno has recently gone through a lot of changes in the field of agriculture, and the city’s love for homegrown produce is now one of its attractions. As you explore the city, don’t hesitate to make a slight detour to Riverdance Farm, a local organic farm where you can pick ripened blueberries and cherries to your heart’s content. For fans of cultural activities, the Fresno Art Museum offers unique artworks created mostly by local artists.

Fresno restaurants are famous for their fresh homegrown produce, and Sam’s Italian Deli & Market is where you can try local staples. If you want to cook yourself, Fresno Farmers’ Market will be a great choice.

Fresno’s main bus and train station is the Santa Fe Passenger Depot located at 2650 Tulare St. From there, you can take buses from various carriers or hop on a train on Amtrak’s San Joaquins line. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the city’s main airport and it is located not too far from the city center.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Fresno.

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Arrival stations

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

Train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 592 Gayley Ave

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