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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Fresno to Merced?

Lowest Price€8.56
Fastest Train0h 57m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fresno to Merced right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, €8.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Fresno, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Fresno to Merced?

The distance between Fresno and Merced is approximately 55 miles, or 88 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 57 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Merced.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Fresno to Merced are the most crowded on Friday. 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 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.

Is there a direct train from Fresno to Merced?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Fresno to Merced.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Merced to Fresno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fresno to Merced for €12.84.

Which train should you take from Fresno to Merced?

Amtrak San Joaquins is the one and only train line which connects Fresno, California to Merced, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins40h 59m€9.25

Where is the train station in Fresno?

There is one train station in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where is the train station in Merced?

Merced has one train station:

  • 324 W 24th St

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fresno, CA to Merced, CA
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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)
10 July 2020
Perfection Perfection
8 July 2019
Friendly staff.Friendly staff.
Always enjoy the ride. But this time there was no food left for purchase. So many people, including myself, were really hungry. Regulate seating better. I couldn’t find anywhere to sit. I didn’t pay to stand, with all my luggage....while hungry.Always enjoy the ride. But this time there was no food left for purchase. So many people, including myself, were really hungry. Regulate seating better. I couldn’t find anywhere to sit. I didn’t pay to stand, with all my luggage....while hungry.
Bring your own food.Bring your own food.
10 June 2019Regular commuter
Comfortable. Comfortable.
More departures.More departures.
It’s a good ride.It’s a good ride.

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