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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Fresno to Sacramento?

Lowest Price€20.11
Fastest Train3h 23m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fresno to Sacramento 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Fresno to Sacramento?

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

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

In the last month, €21.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Fresno, CA to Sacramento, 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €6.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Fresno to Sacramento?

The distance between Fresno and Sacramento is approximately 158 miles, or 254 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 23 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Fresno to Sacramento are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday 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 Sacramento?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to Fresno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fresno to Sacramento for €24.82.

Which train should you take from Fresno to Sacramento?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Fresno, California to Sacramento, California. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak83h 52m€23.73

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 Sacramento?

Sacramento receives travelers from Fresno at its two active train stations:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St
  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets

Price trends for trains from Fresno to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

€39€26€13JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fresno, CA to Sacramento, CA

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Yer

8 May 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Just excited to travel n see my love ones.. Cons: No comment. Tips: Enjoyed. Pros: Just excited to travel n see my love ones.. Cons: No comment. Tips: Enjoyed.

5.0

Eleanor

12 July 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Very relaxing, lots of families traveling in my car but no screaming or crying! Everyone was well behaved and friendly, compared to my last flight to Sacramento. :D. Cons: The Fresno station wasn't a comfortable place to wait for the train. I wasn't allowed to us... Pros: Very relaxing, lots of families traveling in my car but no screaming or crying! Everyone was well behaved and friendly, compared to my last flight to Sacramento. :D. Cons: The Fresno station wasn't a comfortable place to wait for the train. I wasn't allowed to use the restroom until an employee unlocked the door. The neighborhood the station is located in isn't terrific and yeah, there are a number of homeless hanging out, but making it inconvenient for passengers to use the toilet is a minus. There was also no cafe or Starbucks next to the station; there is a 7-11 across the street, but the selection there was not great and several homeless men were lounging in the parking lot. As a solo female traveler, I felt uncomfortable navigating around them. There are a couple of vending machines inside the station, but no real food in them. Tips: The very first car behind the engine had tables with benches facing each other; families used them to play games and use their laptops. Someone said there was WiFi on the train, but I was unable to connect my phone to it.More

5.0

Bonnie

22 June 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: After riding down to a friend's house, it was very convenient to just catch a train a few days later back home and nobody had to drive. Good price, too! Cons: Rental sweaters! It is cool onboard. 😉. Tips: Be considerate and friendly! Trains are great! Pros: After riding down to a friend's house, it was very convenient to just catch a train a few days later back home and nobody had to drive. Good price, too! Cons: Rental sweaters! It is cool onboard. 😉. Tips: Be considerate and friendly! Trains are great!

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