Trains from Merced to Martinez
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There are 6 daily trains from Merced to Martinez. Traveling by train from Merced to Martinez usually takes around 2 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||103 mi (166 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 5m|
|Trains per day||5|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak San Joaquins|
What is the price of a train ticket from Merced to Martinez?
In the last month, $18.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Merced to Martinez. 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.74 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Since the average price of train trips from Merced to Martinez 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 Martinez?
2 train services operate from Merced to Martinez. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 3 Amtrak trains from Merced to Martinez every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $22.
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 Martinez 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 Martinez?
How long is the train journey from Merced to Martinez?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Merced to Martinez are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Martinez?
There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Martinez. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Martinez to Merced.
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 9 stops and stations in Merced where you can board the train.
All train stations in Merced:
324 W 24th St
Hwy 140 and 7th St
Park & Ride - 4974 Joe Howard St
9010 Curry Village Drive
Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
6979 Hwy 140
8028 Big Oak Flt Rd
Tuolumne Meadows Visitors Ctr.
Where is the train station in Martinez?
Main arrival station: 601 Marina Vista Ave
Martinez has one train station.
All train stations in Martinez:
601 Marina Vista Ave
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