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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Merced to Hanford. Traveling by train from Merced to Hanford usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in one hour and 36 minutes.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price$14.75
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Merced to Hanford

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5.0

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April 19, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: It was a breeze! Cons: .. Tips: No.

Pros: It was a breeze! Cons: .. Tips: No.

What is the price of a train ticket from Merced to Hanford?

In the last month, $14.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Merced to Hanford. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Merced to Hanford will vary between $15 and $22. Planning a train trip to Hanford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Merced over the next 7 days is $15. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Merced to Hanford by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $16 whenever you decide to board the train to Hanford.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Since the average price of train trips from Merced to Hanford remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Merced to Hanford?

2 train services operate from Merced to Hanford. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 18m$33.72
Amtrak San Joaquins61h 36m$15.85
  • 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. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Merced to Hanford every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $29.

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  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Merced to Hanford 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Merced to Hanford?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Merced to Hanford. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Merced to Hanford?

The distance between Merced and Hanford is approximately 82 miles, or 132 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 36 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 Merced to Hanford are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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 Merced at 5:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Merced to Hanford?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Merced to Hanford.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hanford to Merced.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Merced?

Main departure station: 324 W 24th St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 8 stops and stations in Merced where you can board the train.

All train stations in Merced:

  • 324 W 24th St

  • 9010 Curry Village Drive

  • Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

  • Camp 4

  • Park & Ride - 4974 Joe Howard St

  • 6979 Hwy 140

  • Hwy 140 and 7th St

  • 11136 Hwy 140

Where is the train station in Hanford?

Main arrival station: 200 Santa Fe Ave

Hanford has one train station.

All train stations in Hanford:

  • 200 Santa Fe Ave

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