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Stockton-Merced Train Schedule
There are 7 daily trains from Stockton to Merced. Traveling by train from Stockton to Merced usually takes around one hour and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in one hour and 12 minutes.
|Distance||63 mi (102 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 12m|
|Trains per day||4|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak San Joaquins|
What is the price of a train ticket from Stockton to Merced?
In the last month, C$14.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Stockton, CA to Merced, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$3.43 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Stockton to Merced will vary between C$14 and C$21. Planning a train trip to Merced within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Stockton over the next 7 days is C$14. 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
Prices as travel date approaches
Since the average price of train trips from Stockton to Merced 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 Stockton to Merced?
2 train services operate from Stockton, California to Merced, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 5 Amtrak trains from Stockton to Merced every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $14.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Stockton to Merced 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 Merced?
How long is the train journey from Stockton to Merced?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Stockton to Merced 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 Stockton at 8:00am 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 Stockton to Merced?
There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Merced. 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.
Where is the train station in Stockton?
There are two stations in Stockton where you can board the train to Merced.
Train stations in Stockton:
Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St
Where is the train station in Merced?
Merced has one train station.
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