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Routes16
Trips per day142
train lines2
Stations1
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What train companies travel to Modesto, California?

Located in California, Modesto is accessible by train from 16 other cities. You can choose from 142 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Modesto on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Modesto are also available.

Train companies serving Modesto

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins162h 1m$17.75
Amtrak98h 25m$49.30
  • Amtrak San Joaquins

    Amtrak San Joaquins

    After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.

  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Modesto?

$6.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Modesto, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Modesto. In the last month, trains from Merced to Modesto had the lowest average price at $6.75.

Where is the train station in Modesto, CA?

The main train station in Modesto is 1700 Held Dr. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Modesto.

Which train carrier has the best service to Modesto?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Modesto by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak San Joaquins had the most comfortable train service to Modesto taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak San Joaquins offers. They rate Amtrak San Joaquins a 4.4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Modesto punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Modesto, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Modesto a popular train travel destination?

Modesto ranks number 35 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 229 in United States. Modesto ranks number 56 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Modesto via train service. On average 78 direct daily train trips serve Modesto.

What is the population of Modesto?

The population of Modesto is 211266. Modesto ranks number 24 in terms of population in California and number 152 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Modesto cost?

Train tickets to Modesto range from $6 for a short trip to Modesto, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Modesto starts at , and a longer trip by train to Modesto can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .

What type of traveler does Modesto attract?

People who take the train to Modesto are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Modesto easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Modesto?

The closest train station to the city center of Modesto is 1700 Held Dr, located just 5.1 miles away. Select 1700 Held Dr as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Modesto. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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