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

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Train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot San Joaquins

$63 - $149

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

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

$30 - $75

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Bus via Sacramento, Ca  •  7 h

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

$37 - $89

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chico to Fresno 260.8 miles

$25 - $40

Train to Sacramento, fly  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Fresno (FAT) SMF - FAT

$195 - $816

Train to San Francisco, fly  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT

$230 - $754

Train to Redding, fly  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
  2. Fly from Redding (RDD) to Fresno (FAT) RDD - FAT

$192 - $911

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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 three times a day, 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 Santa Fe Passenger Depot via Sacramento Valley Station. 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 train which takes 6 h 33 min and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 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 train which takes 6 h 33 min and costs $60 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Chico to Fresno.
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  • Distance: 235.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Chico to Fresno via Sacramento Valley Station in around 6 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chico to Fresno via Sacramento, Ca in around 7 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Redding to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Redding to Fresno via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Redding to Fresno via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Redding to Fresno via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Fresno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
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 Valley Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
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
$60 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Chico Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Chico Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
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 4 hours
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
Every 4 hours
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Fresno
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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There is no direct flight from Sacramento Airport to Fresno Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 2 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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Chico to Fresno train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chico to Fresno is 261 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Chico to Fresno.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Fresno Airport.

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