Cheap train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno

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How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno?

Lowest Price£17.49
Fastest3h 19m
Daily Schedules11
train companies2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Sacramento to Fresno
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak San Joaquins report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
5.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
Deanna
5.0
14 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
Relaxing and smooth ride. Bought last minute. App and eticket are very efficient.
Cons
I use WiFi all the time. The WiFi shows available on the train, but for the life of me I couldn’t hook up to it. I have an iPhone 6Xs.
Eleanor
5.0
9 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Amtrak, especially in California, is underrated, especially if you're traveling through the Central Valley corridor. I love that for three hours I can nap, read, and just gaze out the window. The train station in Sacramento has a nice Starbucks next door (but it wasn't ...More
Cons
The train platform is a quarter mile from the station, so give yourself time to walk there, or take the little trams that run between the back door and the platforms. (They get busy when multiple trains are boarding/arriving, so it's not unusual to have to wait ten minu...More
Tips
Bring a book, game, something to occupy your time. The scenery along the route can be kind of meh, especially in the summer when everything is baked brown by the sun. That said, this one family sitting near me was playing a form of agricultural bingo where they looked f...More

How do you find cheap train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Sacramento to Fresno was £22.74. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 9 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £2.87 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Sacramento to Fresno?

The distance between Sacramento and Fresno is approximately 158.00 miles, or 254.22 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 19 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Sacramento to Fresno?

On Monday trains from Sacramento to Fresno are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between Sacramento to Fresno

Typically there are 11 schedules to compare for your trip to Fresno. On the route to Fresno 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Sacramento to Fresno, usually offering 9 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Fresno with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Sacramento to Fresno, which start at £8.37.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Sacramento to Fresno

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno start from £17.49, and on average cost £24.75. Daily there are 9 Amtrak schedules to Fresno. Amtrak in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in Fresno trains arrive at Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St,

From Sacramento to Fresno train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Fresno faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 19 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £26.78 for a one-way train ticket to Fresno.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 22m
Avg. Price
£24.75

Amtrak San Joaquins

Amtrak San Joaquins train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno start from £17.49, and on average cost £21.42. Daily there are 1 Amtrak San Joaquins schedules to Fresno. Amtrak San Joaquins in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in Fresno trains arrive at Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St,

From Sacramento to Fresno train travel on Amtrak San Joaquins takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Fresno faster, Amtrak San Joaquins offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 19 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak San Joaquins offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £21.47 for a one-way train ticket to Fresno.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 20m
Avg. Price
£21.42

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Sacramento on their way to Fresno. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Sacramento are:
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Fresno from Sacramento. These are the busiest arriving stations in Fresno:
  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St