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Madera-Modesto Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Madera to Modesto. Traveling by train from Madera to Modesto usually takes around one hour and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in one hour and 19 minutes.

Distance70 mi (112 km)
Fastest train1h 19m
Lowest price$11.50
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $11.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Madera, CA to Modesto, 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Modesto from Madera will be about $3.39 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Madera to Modesto?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins51h 20m$14.18

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Madera to Modesto during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Madera to Modesto?

The distance between Madera and Modesto is approximately 70 miles, or 112 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Madera to Modesto are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday 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 Madera at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Madera to Modesto?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Madera to Modesto.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Modesto to Madera. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Madera to Modesto for $25.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Madera?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Madera.

Where is the train station in Modesto?

Arrival stations

Modesto has one train station.

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