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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Modesto to Fresno. Traveling by train from Modesto to Fresno usually takes around one hour and 49 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance91 mi (147 km)
Fastest train1h 49m
Lowest price$19.77
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $19.77 was the average price of a train ticket from Modesto, CA to Fresno, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.74 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Fresno from Modesto is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$20 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Modesto to Fresno by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$22 whenever you decide to board the train to Fresno.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from Modesto to Fresno remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Modesto to Fresno?

Amtrak San Joaquins is the one and only train line which connects Modesto, California to Fresno, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins51h 49m$21.18

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Modesto to Fresno 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.

How long is the train journey from Modesto to Fresno?

The distance between Modesto and Fresno is approximately 91 miles, or 147 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 49 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Modesto to Fresno are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Friday 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 Modesto at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Modesto to Fresno?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Modesto to Fresno.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Fresno to Modesto. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Modesto to Fresno for $10.19.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Modesto?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Modesto.

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Arrival stations

Fresno has one train station.

Need a return trip from Fresno to Modesto?

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