Cheap train tickets from Modesto to San Francisco


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How much are train tickets from Modesto to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$18.50
Fastest2h 33m
Daily Schedules13
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Modesto to San Francisco?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Modesto to San Francisco is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Modesto to San Francisco was $22.97. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 8 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.89 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Modesto to San Francisco?

The distance between Modesto and San Francisco is approximately 78.37 miles, or 126.09 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 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.

What's the best day to take the train from Modesto to San Francisco?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Monday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Modesto to San Francisco.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Wednesday. If you are planning to book travel for Wednesday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Amtrak has the most connections between Modesto to San Francisco

Typically there are 13 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Modesto to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Modesto to San Francisco, usually offering 13 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Modesto to San Francisco, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Modesto to San Francisco, which start at $22.00.

One train company connects Modesto to San Francisco


Amtrak train tickets from Modesto to San Francisco start from $18.50, and on average cost $25.06. Daily there are 13 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Modesto leaves from 1700 Held Dr, And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 4 other train stations.

From Modesto to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $25.78 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Modesto on their way to San Francisco. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Modesto are:
  • 1700 Held Dr
There are 5 different stations where trains arrive to in San Francisco. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Francisco:
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • 835 Market St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf