Trains from Merced to Redding
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There are 4 daily trains from Merced to Redding. Traveling by train from Merced to Redding usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 6 hours and 12 minutes.
|Distance||249 mi (401 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 12m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Merced to Redding?
In the last month, $40.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Merced to Redding. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.25 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Merced to Redding by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $40 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Merced to Redding in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $48 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Which train should you take from Merced to Redding?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Merced to Redding. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 4 Amtrak trains from Merced to Redding every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $40.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Merced to Redding 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 Redding?
How long is the train journey from Merced to Redding?
The distance between Merced and Redding is approximately 249 miles, or 401 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 12 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Merced to Redding. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Merced at 11:00am 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 Redding?
There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Redding to Merced.
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 Redding?
Main arrival station: 1620 Yuba St
Redding receives travelers from Merced at its two active train stations.
All train stations in Redding:
1620 Yuba St
1530 Yuba St
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