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Merced - Hanford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 6 daily train trips available from Merced to Hanford. Traveling by train from Merced to Hanford usually takes one hour and 36 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Merced to Hanford

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Donna

May 28, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: I love traveling by train. Cons: It's great. Tips: Follow instructions.

5.0

Donna

April 19, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

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

Price trends for trains from Merced to Hanford

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Which train should you take from Merced to Hanford?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins61h 37m$18.52
  • 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 Merced and Hanford is approximately 82 miles, or 132 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 36 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Merced to Hanford 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.

The earliest train departs Merced at 8:00am 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 Merced to Hanford.

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

City Information

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.

Hanford

Hanford, CA, US - HNF-0

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Hanford is a little town in San Joaquin Valley, but, despite its size, is the cultural and commercial center of the south-central area. It's a fantastic location for history buffs and families, with museums like the Carnegie Museum of Kings County, Taoist Temple Museum, and Children's Storybook Garden & Museum. Hanford also features many green spaces and parks for picnics, sports, and even a duck pond, like Hidden Valley Park, Civic Center Park, and Centennial Park. The Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is a popular family-friendly destination in Hanford.

The city has vibrant nightlife in the China Alley Historic District and Main Street, where you can participate in live events like concerts and outdoor dancing or check out shops and restaurants. Main Street has the Thursday Night Market Place to look forward to every Thursday. You can also look out for regular festivals in Hanford like job fairs, cultural and arts festivals, and parades.

Hanford is also easy to get to from other cities, as you can get over 100 train routes by Amtrak and Amtrak San Joaquin or by bus from Amtrak Thruway. The city has public transportation provided by Kings Area Rapid Transit.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Merced?

Main departure station: 324 W 24th St

There is one train station in Merced.

All train stations in Merced:

  • 324 W 24th St

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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