There are 7 ways to get from Chico to Fresno by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Sacramento, Ca  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Fresno, Ca 1429 / ...

$37 - $89

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Fresno, Ca 1429

$30 - $75

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak San Joaquins

$63 - $149

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chico to Fresno 260.8 miles

$25 - $40

Bus to Sacramento, fly  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Fresno (FAT) SMF - FAT

$182 - $791

Bus, bus to San Francisco, fly  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT

$218 - $731

Bus to Redding, fly  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Redding, Ca
  2. Fly from Redding (RDD) to Fresno (FAT) RDD - FAT

$179 - $886

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The cheapest way to get from Chico to Fresno is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chico to Fresno is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chico, Ca and arriving at Fresno, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chico to Fresno. However, there are services departing from Chico Amtrak and arriving at Fresno Amtrak via Sacramento Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Chico and Fresno is 236 miles. The road distance is 260.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chico to Fresno without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Chico to Fresno, including transfers.

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Chico to Fresno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chico, Ca station.

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Chico to Fresno train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chico Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Chico to Fresno is to bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sacramento Airport to Fresno Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Chico to Fresno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Fresno, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Chico to Fresno.
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  • Distance: 235.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

What companies run services between Chico, CA, USA and Fresno, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Chico to Fresno via Sacramento, Ca in around 6 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chico to Fresno via Sacramento Amtrak in around 6 h 33 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Redding to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Chico, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Chico, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30

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