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There are 6 ways to get from Fresno to Pasadena by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Train, bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Bakersfield Amtrak Station San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Pasadena Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Bus Tufesa  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to East Los Angeles

$38 - $58

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Bus Amtrak  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Pasadena Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Fresno to Pasadena 221.7 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Los Angeles, tram  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Los Angeles (LAX) FAT - LAX
  2. Take the tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station

$183 - $703

Fly to Burbank  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Burbank (BUR) FAT - BUR

$178 - $860

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The cheapest way to get from Fresno to Pasadena is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Fresno to Pasadena is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to Pasadena. However, there are services departing from Fresno, Ca and arriving at Pasadena Amtrak Bus Stop via Greyhound/18th St. and Bakersfield Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Fresno and Pasadena is 203 miles. The road distance is 221.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Pasadena without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 14m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Fresno to Pasadena, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fresno to Pasadena is to bus which takes 6h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $900 and takes 7h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Fresno to Pasadena bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pasadena Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to Pasadena.
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  • Distance: 202.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

You can take a bus from Fresno to Pasadena via Bakersfield, Ca, Greyhound/18th St., and Bakersfield Amtrak Station in around 6h 5m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from Fresno to Pasadena every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Burbank via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Burbank via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Metro Los Angeles
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Pasadena Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to East Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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GotoBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to Pasadena is 222 miles. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Fresno to Pasadena.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 1856+ hotels available in Pasadena. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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