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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Fresno to Sparks. Traveling by train from Fresno to Sparks usually takes 8 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance193 mi (310 km)
Fastest train7h 54m
Lowest price$68.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Fresno to Sparks

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Rebecca

September 20, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: I liked that I was dropped right at the doors of my destination and when I head home I will be picked up right at the front doors also. Cons: have more stops available to smoke.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Fresno to Sparks was $72.43. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Sparks if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $6.61.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JulJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Fresno to Sparks will cost between $69 and $76. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Fresno to Sparks, with the average price at just $64. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in July, when the average price goes up to $74. 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

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Fresno to Sparks. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around $6.61. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Fresno to Sparks?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Fresno to Sparks. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 50m$75.93
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Fresno to Sparks every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $68.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Fresno to Sparks, 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 Fresno and Sparks is approximately 193 miles, or 310 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 54 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 departing from Fresno to Sparks tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Fresno at 10:00am and arrives in Sparks around 7 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sparks 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 Sparks?

Main arrival station: Sparks, Nevada

Sparks has one train station.

All train stations in Sparks:

  • Sparks, Nevada

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