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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Fresno to Martinez. Traveling by train from Fresno to Martinez usually takes around 3 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance157 mi (252 km)
Fastest train3h 12m
Lowest price£9.53
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fresno to Martinez

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

YVONNE

2 November 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: I loved every thing about my trip on the amtrack. Cons: The wifi could improve. Tips: If you travel use amtrack!

5.0

Janet

2 November 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Fast and Easy Boarding Great Selection of Seats On Time Plug In for Electronics. Cons: I WAS SO VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED THERE WAS NO FOOD CAR‼️!! 😳 😫 I ENJOY A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE & A CROISSANT DURING THE TRAIN RIDE. SHOULD NOTIFY PRIOR TO PURCHASING TICKET WHICH TRAINS ARE "NO FOOD CAR" ON BOARD!!!!! Tips: Buy Ticket Online.

5.0

Pawan

4 July 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak San Joaquins

helpful staff and cleaning

5.0

Margaret

20 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: So easy! Cheaper than driving and I was able to get work done. Cons: Signage for new riders. Tips: Take the train, it’s so easy and convenient.

5.0

Ali

9 October 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: No waiting, no traffic. Cons: Cleaner station from birds drownings. Tips: No.

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

In the last month, £18.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Fresno to Martinez. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £4.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£36£24£12MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Fresno to Martinez is expected to fluctuate between £14 and £31 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Martinez in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Fresno is £14.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Fresno to Martinez stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around £20 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from Fresno to Martinez is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Fresno to Martinez?

2 train services operate from Fresno to Martinez. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 35m£39.66
Amtrak San Joaquins53h 14m£18.77
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Fresno to Martinez every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £38.

  • 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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Fresno to Martinez. 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.

The distance between Fresno and Martinez is approximately 157 miles, or 252 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 12 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 from Fresno to Martinez are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Fresno at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 6 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Martinez. 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 Martinez to Fresno.

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.

Martinez

Martinez is a community in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area located on the southern bank of the Carquinez Strait. It's known for its antique shops and wonderfully preserved historic structures. Martinez, founded in 1849, is one of California's oldest towns, with almost 40,000 residents and a thriving downtown area packed with things to see and do. Martinez is a busy waterfront neighborhood with a diverse range of retail, service, entertainment, and food options.

If you are a museum lover, the Martinez Museum is dedicated to preserving Martinez's history and legacy. If you're not into the museum vibe, you can check out the amazing George Miller Trail, which connects Martinez and Port Costa. The trail is open to walkers, bikers, and equestrians.

Martinez's Amtrak has several train lines that stop in downtown Martinez, making it an ideal mode of transportation to get to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and more. Buses from Laytonville, Rohnert Park, Garberville, Eureka, and Ukiah go to Martinez. The closest airport is the Oakland International Airport, which is about 40 miles away.

Station Information

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 departure 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.

All train stations in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where is the train station in Martinez?

Main arrival station: 601 Marina Vista Ave

Martinez has one train station.

Train stations in Martinez:

  • 601 Marina Vista Ave

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