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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA

Showing times and prices for May 23

Cheapest

$39

Average

$39

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA will cost around $ 39 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 39.

Amtrak
01:55PMSan Francisco, CA4h50 06:45PMFresno, CA
0 changes
$391One-way

Train schedule from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA

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Amtrak
01:55PMSan Francisco, CA4h50 06:45PMFresno, CA
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Mon
May 23
$39Amtrak
$33Greyhound
$323skywest airlines
Tue
May 24
$31Amtrak
$13Flixbus
$150skywest airlines
Wed
May 25
$32Amtrak
$28Greyhound
$325skywest airlines
Thu
May 26
$39Amtrak
$37Greyhound
$318skywest airlines
Fri
May 27
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$31Greyhound
$276skywest airlines
Sat
May 28
$31Amtrak
$36Greyhound
$270skywest airlines
Sun
May 29
$31Amtrak
$17Flixbus
$338skywest airlines

Fastest train times from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA

Showing times and prices for May 23

Fastest Journey

4 h 50 m

Average

4 h 50 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

261 km

Of the 1 trains that leave San Francisco, CA for Fresno, CA every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 261 km distance in an average of 4 h 50 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 50 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Amtrak
01:55PMSan Francisco, CA4h50 06:45PMFresno, CA
0 changes
$391One-way

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Overview: Train from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA

distanceDistance161 miles (260 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA cover the 161 miles (260 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 45 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $31 (€28), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $31 (€28).

Train providers: Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA trains

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets between San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA from $31 (€28) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
  • Average Price: $31
  • Amtrak frequency: 5 a day

Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Travel Tips: Trains from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains between San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA trains for as little as $31 (€28)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket to Fresno, CA from San Francisco, CA?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $31 (€28)  for a train ticket between San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA.

How many miles is it from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA by train?

The distance from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA by train is approximately 161 miles (260 km).

How long is the train to Fresno, CA from San Francisco, CA?

The San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA train duration is on average 4 h 45 min, which is to be expected when traveling 161 miles (260 km) to Fresno, CA from San Francisco, CA. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Which train companies should I travel with from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA?

Take the San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there between San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA a day?

On average, there are 5 trains a day from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA? When is the last train from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA?

The first San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA train departs at 1: 55 PM   and the last train from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA leaves at 11: 40 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book train tickets to Fresno, CA from San Francisco, CA to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $31 (€28) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Fresno, CA a few months in advance.