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Anaheim - Merced Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 7 daily train trips available from Anaheim to Merced. Traveling by train from Anaheim to Merced usually takes 8 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance280 mi (450 km)
Fastest train7h 28m
Lowest price$39.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Anaheim to Merced?

The average price for a train ticket from Anaheim to Merced is $53.58, By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $8.35 more.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JulJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Anaheim to Merced will cost between $51 and $62. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Anaheim to Merced. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $44. If you're planning a trip from Anaheim to Merced during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $59 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Anaheim to Merced, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $8.35 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Anaheim to Merced?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Anaheim to Merced. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak78h 50m$56.97
  • 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. On average, there are 7 Amtrak trains from Anaheim to Merced every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $39.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Anaheim to Merced, 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.

The distance between Anaheim and Merced is approximately 280 miles, or 450 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 28 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.

Trains from Anaheim to Merced 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.

The earliest train departs Anaheim at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 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 Merced to Anaheim.

City Information

Anaheim

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-1

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

Merced

Merced is a beautiful city in the Central Valley of California. Nicknamed the Gateway to Yosemite, it’s no shock to learn Merced is only about an hour and a half drive from Yosemite National Park. But if you’d prefer to stay in town, Merced has an abundance of gorgeous parks, winding bike routes, golf courses, hiking, boating, fishing, camping – the list goes on.

For indoor fun, check out the Merced Multicultural Art Centre for art viewing and classes. Or, if you’re on the hunt for a bargain or home decor, visit the Merced Antique Mall with 7500 square feet of antiques and curios. Once you’ve worked up an appetite perusing, head to the Hilmar Cheese Company to tour the factory, watch the packaging process, and, the best part, eat all the free samples. To make it a full charcuterie meal, visit the Merced Fruit Barn. As a sort of farmer’s market, the Fruit Barn has arguably the best fresh and dried fruit in the state and a deli on-site for any and all sandwich needs.

The nearest major airport is Merced Regional Airport. Amtrak has routes through the city to Seattle, Yosemite Valley, and San Francisco, and Greyhound connects LA to Merced.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Anaheim?

Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave  - ANAAMT-0

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Main departure station: Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

The futuristic Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) at 2626 E Katella Ave is one of California's busiest intermodal transit centers. The station is both an iconic gateway to Orange County and a tourism destination in itself. The curved design features diamond-shaped steel arches, recreating the grandeur of major early 20th-century railway stations. This immense transit hub links Amtrak, Greyhound, OCTA bus service, Metrolink, and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) services. It has everything: transit-oriented retail, parking, lockers, bike racks, specialty dining, and community space. ARTIC is near several points of interest, including Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

All train stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

Where is the train station in Merced?

Main arrival station: 324 W 24th St

Merced has one train station.

All train stations in Merced:

  • 324 W 24th St

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