The distance between San Francisco to Merced is 111.07 miles or 178.70 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Merced typically takes 3 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Merced faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 35 minutes to get from San Francisco to Merced.
A train getaway to Merced clocks in at less than 4 hours, station to station. If you plan ahead and get an early start, a day trip could be possible depending on the schedules for that day, but you will be limited on the time you can spend in Merced before you have to hop on the train back to San Francisco. Ideally, you should plan for at least a two-day trip to Merced. It would be perfect for a weekend getaway.
On Wednesday trains from San Francisco to Merced are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Merced. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Merced route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Merced, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Merced, 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 San Francisco to Merced, which start at $17.00.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Merced start from $24.00, and on average cost $25.33. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Merced. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other stations. And in Merced trains arrive at 324 W 24th St,
From San Francisco to Merced train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Merced faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 35 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $25.31 for a one-way train ticket to Merced.