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There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to Fresno by bus, subway, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Fresno, Ca 6781

$25 - $56

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Line 22 bus, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Churchill to King & Story 22
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Fresno, CA

$30 - $44

BART, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  2. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot San Joaquins

$53 - $119

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Fresno 167.2 miles

$16 - $24

Caltrain, fly  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT

$191 - $666

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Fresno is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Fresno is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Fresno. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Churchill and arriving at Fresno, CA via San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Fresno is 140 miles. The road distance is 167.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Fresno without a car is to bus which takes 4h 56m and costs $25 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from Palo Alto to Fresno, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Fresno bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Churchill station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Palo Alto to Fresno bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Fresno, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Fresno is 167 miles. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Palo Alto to Fresno.

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  • Distance: 140 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and Fresno, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Palo Alto to Fresno 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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 Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
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 San Jose, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Churchill to King & Story
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Fresno, CA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Fresno Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Fresno. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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