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

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Train, bus  •  5h 48m

  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 Ventura Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Santa Barbara (SBA) FAT - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Hollister and Kellogg EB to Santa Clara and Oak EB

$183 - $906

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Bakersfield Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Ventura Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus via Bakersfield  •  6h 28m

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

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Fresno to Ventura 228.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Los Angeles (LAX) FAT - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ventura Amtrak

$215 - $752

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The cheapest way to get from Fresno to Ventura is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Fresno to Ventura is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to Ventura. However, there are services departing from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot and arriving at Ventura Amtrak via Bakersfield Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Fresno and Ventura is 174 miles. The road distance is 228.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Ventura without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Fresno to Ventura, including transfers.

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Fresno to Ventura bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot station.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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Fresno to Ventura bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ventura Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to Ventura is 228 miles. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Fresno to Ventura.

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  • Distance: 173.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

You can take a bus from Fresno to Ventura via Bakersfield Amtrak Station in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Santa Barbara via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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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
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
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
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Hollister and Kellogg EB to Santa Clara and Oak EB
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission

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

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 35m and costs $2.

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