Los Angeles to Fresno Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $18
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 4min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 26 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 205 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, United, Multiple Airlines
Train
$106 · 11h 21min · 131 lb of CO2
LAX to FNO
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Bus
$18 · 4h 34min · 26 lb of CO2
Los Angeles to Fresno
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Flight
$141 · 1h 4min · 98 lb of CO2
LAX to FAT
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Los Angeles to Fresno Flights

There are 4 airports — LAX, BUR, LGB, SNA — that make sense to fly out of from Los Angeles and 1 airports — FAT — to access Fresno. The best deals are usually found by flying out of LAX.

Alaska Airlines, United operate flights which can help you travel from Los Angeles to Fresno.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from Los Angeles Intl (LAX) to Fresno Yosemite Intl (FAT). United flies from Los Angeles Intl (LAX) to Fresno Yosemite Intl (FAT) and is the quickest flight to get you from Los Angeles to Fresno.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Fresno from Los Angeles, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$28 · 3h 45min · 43 lb of CO2
Los Angeles to Fresno

Drive from Los Angeles to Fresno

It's 206 miles between Los Angeles to Fresno. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 45min and 3h 56min from Los Angeles to Fresno under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 7min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Fresno by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $27.

What is the best way to travel from Los Angeles to Fresno?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Los Angeles to Fresno. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Los Angeles towards Fresno, as it is the cheapest to Fresno. It's common to find tickets for as low as $18. Greyhound operates from Los Angeles to Fresno, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Los Angeles to Fresno?

On your trip from Los Angeles to Fresno, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Los Angeles to Fresno CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Los Angeles to Fresno. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Fresno is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Los Angeles/Fresno buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Los Angeles is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Los Angeles CA and Fresno during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Los Angeles to Fresno? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Fresno traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Fresno is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Los Angeles to Fresno?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Los Angeles to Fresno is by bus. The bus costs $18 roughly and will take 4 hours 34 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Los Angeles to Fresno?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Los Angeles area and Fresno, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 11 hours 56 minutes. We recommend catching the train at LAX Los Angeles Union Station, which is about 1 miles from Los Angeles. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SAC Sacramento.

How long does it take from Los Angeles to Fresno by car?

The total distance between Los Angeles and Fresno is 206 miles and will take you about 3 hours 45 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $28.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Los Angeles to Fresno
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Los Angeles to Fresno
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Fresno
Flight
United United from Los Angeles to Fresno
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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