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Stockton - Fresno Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 30 daily trains from Stockton to Fresno. Traveling by train from Stockton to Fresno usually takes around 12 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance118 mi (190 km)
Fastest train2h 22m
Lowest price$25.50
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Stockton to Fresno

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

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Khusi

June 13, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Very nice. Cons: Some time late. Tips: Beautiful.

Pros: Very nice. Cons: Some time late. Tips: Beautiful.

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

In the last month, $96.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Stockton to Fresno. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$136$90$45JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Stockton to Fresno will vary between C$94 and C$120. Planning a train trip to Fresno within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Stockton over the next 7 days is C$94. 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

$97$77$58$39$19ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Stockton to Fresno by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Stockton to Fresno in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$92 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

$97$77$58$39$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Fresno from Stockton will be about C$11.43 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Stockton to Fresno?

2 train services operate from Stockton to Fresno. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 25 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2512h 47m$109.07
Amtrak San Joaquins62h 23m$27.89
  • 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 25 Amtrak trains from Stockton to Fresno every day, as well as 38 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • Amtrak San Joaquins

    Amtrak San Joaquins

    After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stockton 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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Stockton to Fresno. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Stockton to Fresno?

The distance between Stockton and Fresno is approximately 118 miles, or 190 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 22 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Stockton to Fresno. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Stockton at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Stockton to Fresno?

There are 30 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Fresno. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Fresno to Stockton.

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 Stockton?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Main departure station: Valley Station - 401 I St

Sacramento Valley Station is the second busiest transport hub in California and is used by more than one million people every year. Originally constructed in 1926, it now serves as a major center for Amtrak trains traveling within California, northwards along the West Coast, and eastwards into the American Southwest. The station also falls along four Amtrak Thruway bus routes and operates as the western terminus for the Sacramento Light Rail network. Located between Old Sacramento and Downtown, the station is within walking distance of several Gold-Rush era historical monuments as well as an ultra-modern retail district filled with shops and restaurants.

All train stations in Stockton:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

  • 450 Orange St

  • Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

  • 735 S San Joaquin St

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Union Station

  • 422 E. 25th St.

  • 1301 W 11th St

  • 9180 Harbour Point Dr

  • 500 13th St SE

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • 1620 Yuba St

  • 433 Willamette St

  • 201 Pacific St

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-1

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Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

The Santa Fe Station is a historic train station and transportation hub in Fresno. The station opened in 1899 and was originally owned by the Santa Fe Railway, hence the misleading “Santa Fe” name for a station in Fresno. Passengers can board the Amtrak San Joaquins train to Oakland, Sacramento, or Bakersfield from this station, and bus service from Amtrak Thruway and Jefferson Lines also stops at this location. The Santa Fe station is just steps away from Fresno’s City Hall, the Meux Home Museum, and the Fresno Convention Center, making this station a convenient entry point to Fresno.

Train stations in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

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