Oakland to Fresno Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $20
Fastest Way Flight — 3h 21min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 27 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 155 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Multiple Airlines
Train
$47 · 3h 34min · 39 lb of CO2
OKJ to FNO
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Bus
$20 · 5h 0min · 32 lb of CO2
Oakland to Fresno
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Flight
$156 · 3h 21min · 569 lb of CO2
OAK to FAT
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Oakland to Fresno Flights

There are 3 airports — OAK, SFO, SJC — that make sense to fly out of from Oakland and 2 airports — FAT, VIS — to access Fresno. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SFO.

Alaska Airlines offers flights from OAK, SFO, SJC to FAT, VIS.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl (SJC) to Fresno Yosemite Intl (FAT). Alaska Airlines flies from Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl (SJC) to Fresno Yosemite Intl (FAT) and is the quickest flight to get you from Oakland to Fresno.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Fresno from Oakland, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$21 · 2h 55min · 34 lb of CO2
Oakland to Fresno

Drive from Oakland to Fresno

It's 156 miles between Oakland to Fresno. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 55min and 3h 4min from Oakland to Fresno under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 13min 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 $20.

What is the best way to travel from Oakland to Fresno?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Oakland to Fresno. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of San Francisco towards Fresno, as it is the cheapest to Fresno. It's common to find tickets for as low as $20. Greyhound operates from Oakland 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 Oakland to Fresno?

On your trip from Oakland 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 Oakland to Fresno CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Oakland 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 Oakland/Fresno buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland to Fresno?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Oakland to Fresno is by bus. The bus costs $20 roughly and will take 5 hours.

Does Amtrak go from Oakland to Fresno?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Oakland area and Fresno, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 3 hours 34 minutes. We recommend catching the train at OAC Oakland Coliseum Station, which is about 6 miles from Oakland. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SAC Sacramento.

How long does it take from Oakland to Fresno by car?

The total distance between Oakland and Fresno is 156 miles and will take you about 2 hours 55 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $21.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland to Fresno