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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Madera?

Lowest Price€23.11
Fastest Train4h 8m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Madera 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 San Francisco to Madera?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Madera, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Madera?

In the last month, €23.11 was the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Madera, 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €6.34 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Madera?

The distance between San Francisco and Madera is approximately 141 miles, or 227 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 8 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 San Francisco to Madera are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 San Francisco at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 San Francisco to Madera?

There are 5 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 Madera to San Francisco. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Francisco to Madera for €17.12.

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Madera?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, California to Madera, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak54h 26m€24.73

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

There is one train station in San Francisco:

  • 425 Mission St

Where is the train station in Madera?

Madera has one train station:

  • 18770 Rd 26

Price trends for trains from San Francisco to Madera

Average prices by travel date

€26€17€9SepOct

Monthly average prices

€43€34€26€17€9ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

€43€34€26€17€93020100

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