Cheap Chicago to Fresno  train tickets

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How much are Chicago to Fresno train tickets?

Lowest Price$157.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Fresno ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Fresno 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 Chicago to Fresno was $200.50. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $191.50 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 journey from Chicago to Fresno ? How far is Chicago to Fresno ?

The distance between Chicago to Fresno is 1744.75 miles or 2807.19 km. A train trip from Chicago to Fresno typically takes 62 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Fresno faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 49 hours and 22 minutes to get from Chicago to Fresno.

Going from Chicago to Fresno by train takes over 62 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Friday trains from Chicago to Fresno 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Chicago to Fresno

Typically there are 7 schedules to compare for your trip to Fresno. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Fresno route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Fresno, usually offering 7 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago to Fresno, 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 Chicago to Fresno, which start at $164.00.

One train carrier connects Chicago to Fresno

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Fresno start from $157.00, and on average cost $257.87. Daily there are 7 Amtrak schedules to Fresno. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Fresno trains arrive at Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St,

From Chicago to Fresno train travel on Amtrak takes 62 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Fresno faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 49 hours and 22 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $264.62 for a one-way train ticket to Fresno.

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Avg. Time
2d 14h 5m
Avg. Price
$257.87

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Fresno. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Fresno from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St.
  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St