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Emeryville - Fresno Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Emeryville to Fresno. The train trip from Emeryville to Fresno is usually about 3 hours and 59 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Fastest train3h 59m
Lowest price£11.11
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville to Fresno

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

SATNAM

29 March 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: I love. Cons: I recommend my friends. Tips: Everything is good.

5.0

chander

27 November 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Clean seats, not over crowded. Cons: Bathrooms were very dirty. PLEASE DO something to keep it clean. Tips: Nothing really.

5.0

Jasdeep

19 October 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak San Joaquins

It was Great Experience

5.0

Coral

23 April 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

It could be improved how to find the platform and the train that you need to take, as it is very confusing

4.0

REYNA

9 October 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: I liked that snacks provided. Cons: I think there should be a more secure cleaner space with a cleaner bathroom that people can pay more for. Tips: There’s literally crackheads and crazy people that go on the train.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Emeryville and Fresno cost £17.50, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £6.39 more.

Average prices by travel date

£36£24£12MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Emeryville to Fresno will range from £17 to £31. If you're planning to travel by train to Fresno in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Emeryville you can find in the next 7 days is £17. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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The price of a train ticket from Emeryville to Fresno remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost £22 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Emeryville 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 Emeryville to Fresno?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins53h 59m£20.61
  • 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

The distance between Emeryville and Fresno is approximately 157 miles, or 253 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 59 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.

Trains departing from Emeryville to Fresno tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Emeryville at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

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

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

City Information

Emeryville

Emeryville is the true hometown of Nemo, Buzz, and Mike Wazowski-- or at least the hometown of Pixar, the studio that created them. Located in Alameda County, right next to San Francisco, Emeryville is considered one of California's best residential areas. Locals of Emeryville enjoy a dense urban vibe, with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

If you love food, visit one of the most exquisite restaurants in Emeryville. The Old Stamp House is a restaurant where every crew member wants you to have a great time on each food course. They show incredible food knowledge and appreciation, as well as where and how the food was sourced.

There are almost limitless ways of transport, from bikes and buses to taxis, trains, and planes. Amtrak has multiple lines that stop in Emeryville, including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Capitol Corridor, on the way to cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, and even Chicago. San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are the two major international airports that serve Emeryville and are only 25 and 10 miles away, respectively.

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 Emeryville?

Main departure station: 5885 Horton St

There is one train station in Emeryville.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-0

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Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-1

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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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