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Fresno - Madera Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

6 trains operate daily from Fresno to Madera. The train trip from Fresno to Madera is usually about 25 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance22 mi (35 km)
Fastest train0h 25m
Lowest price$6.00
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

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

The average price for a train ticket from Fresno to Madera is $7.50, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. 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 $2.84 more.

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Fresno to Madera is expected to fluctuate between $7 and $10 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Madera in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Fresno is $9.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during June. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Fresno to Madera, with the average price at just $6. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $9. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Fresno to Madera, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $2.84 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Fresno to Madera?

Amtrak San Joaquins is the one and only train line which connects Fresno to Madera. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins60h 25m$8.97
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Fresno and Madera is approximately 22 miles, or 35 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 25 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Madera.

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Fresno to Madera. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Fresno at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Fresno to Madera.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Madera to Fresno.

City Information

Fresno

Situated close to the center of California, Fresno’s location makes it the perfect hub for travelers who wish to explore the state, but it also has enough attractions on its own to keep visitors interested. One of the city’s most unique destinations is the Forestiere Underground Gardens. Built by a Sicilian immigrant, the gardens stay below the ground level so that citrus trees could grow, making it a unique sight that will capture the heart of nature lovers. Fresno has recently gone through a lot of changes in the field of agriculture, and the city’s love for homegrown produce is now one of its attractions. As you explore the city, don’t hesitate to make a slight detour to Riverdance Farm, a local organic farm where you can pick ripened blueberries and cherries to your heart’s content. For fans of cultural activities, the Fresno Art Museum offers unique artworks created mostly by local artists.

Fresno restaurants are famous for their fresh homegrown produce, and Sam’s Italian Deli & Market is where you can try local staples. If you want to cook yourself, Fresno Farmers’ Market will be a great choice.

Fresno’s main bus and train station is the Santa Fe Passenger Depot located at 2650 Tulare St. From there, you can take buses from various carriers or hop on a train on Amtrak’s San Joaquins line. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the city’s main airport and it is located not too far from the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-0

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Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-1

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Main departure station: Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

The Santa Fe Station is a historic train station and transportation hub in Fresno. The station opened in 1899 and was originally owned by the Santa Fe Railway, hence the misleading “Santa Fe” name for a station in Fresno. Passengers can board the Amtrak San Joaquins train to Oakland, Sacramento, or Bakersfield from this station, and bus service from Amtrak Thruway and Jefferson Lines also stops at this location. The Santa Fe station is just steps away from Fresno’s City Hall, the Meux Home Museum, and the Fresno Convention Center, making this station a convenient entry point to Fresno.

All train stations in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where is the train station in Madera?

Main arrival station: 18770 Rd 26

Madera has one train station.

All train stations in Madera:

  • 18770 Rd 26

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