Cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Fresno

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How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Fresno?

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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Fresno?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Fresno was £26.40. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £3.66 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 San Francisco to Fresno?

The distance between San Francisco and Fresno is approximately 162.04 miles, or 260.72 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 50 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 San Francisco to Fresno?

On Saturday trains from San Francisco 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between San Francisco to Fresno

Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to Fresno. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Fresno route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Fresno, usually offering 8 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Fresno, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from San Francisco to Fresno, which start at £16.64.

One train company connects San Francisco to Fresno

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Fresno start from £22.70, and on average cost £27.40. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to Fresno. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from 425 Mission St and 3 other stations. And in Fresno trains arrive at Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St,

From San Francisco to Fresno train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Fresno faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £27.14 for a one-way train ticket to Fresno.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 4 different stations that serve train trips to Fresno that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Francisco are:
  • 425 Mission St
  • 835 Market St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Fresno from San Francisco. These are the busiest arriving stations in Fresno:
  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St