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Sacramento-Fresno Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Fresno?

Lowest Price$23.50
Fastest Train3h 40m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Fresno?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Fresno?

In the last month, $26.63 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, 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 $6.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Fresno?

The distance between Sacramento and Fresno is approximately 158 miles, or 254 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 40 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 Sacramento to Fresno are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday 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 Sacramento at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Sacramento to Fresno?

There are 7 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 Fresno to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Fresno for $29.00.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Fresno?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Fresno, California. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak74h 19m$28.30

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

There is one train station in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Fresno has one train station:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to Fresno

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Fresno, CA
5.0
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak San Joaquins report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.7
Heather
5.0
January 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I loved it! I could relax and sleep and not worry about traffic or falling asleep. The Amtrak station was clean and reminded me of an airport, but quieter without all the people. Buying the ticket was easy. I find the train such a great alternative, and very affordable.
Tips
Ride it and you'll love it!
Deanna
5.0
August 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Relaxing and smooth ride. Bought last minute. App and eticket are very efficient.
Cons
I use WiFi all the time. The WiFi shows available on the train, but for the life of me I couldn’t hook up to it. I have an iPhone 6Xs.
Eleanor
5.0
July 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Amtrak, especially in California, is underrated, especially if you're traveling through the Central Valley corridor. I love that for three hours I can nap, read, and just gaze out the window. The train station in Sacramento has a nice Starbucks next door (but it wasn't ...More
Cons
The train platform is a quarter mile from the station, so give yourself time to walk there, or take the little trams that run between the back door and the platforms. (They get busy when multiple trains are boarding/arriving, so it's not unusual to have to wait ten minu...More
Tips
Bring a book, game, something to occupy your time. The scenery along the route can be kind of meh, especially in the summer when everything is baked brown by the sun. That said, this one family sitting near me was playing a form of agricultural bingo where they looked f...More

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