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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond, CA to Fresno, CA?

Lowest Price$25.50
Fastest Train3h 50m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Fresno right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Richmond to Fresno?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to Fresno. 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Richmond to Fresno?

In the last month, $25.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, CA to Fresno, CA. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.68 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Fresno?

The distance between Richmond and Fresno is approximately 164 miles, or 263 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 50 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?

Trains from Richmond to Fresno are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Saturday 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 Richmond at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Richmond to Fresno?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Fresno. 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 Fresno to Richmond.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Fresno?

2 train services operate from Richmond, California to Fresno, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 15m$29.70
Amtrak San Joaquins43h 51m$27.26

Where is the train station in Richmond?

There is one train station in Richmond:

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Fresno has one train station:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Price trends for trains from Richmond to Fresno

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepOct

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, CA to Fresno, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak San Joaquins report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Marilyn
5.0
July 7, 2019Business
Pros
Very relaxing..good coffee in the snack bar
Cons
Some art in the snack bar..a little color in the cars?

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