Fresno travel guide

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You're Going to Love Fresno

With a population of 494,665, Fresno is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Fresno deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Fresno

If you’re looking for affordable options, Lime Lite (1054 West Shaw Ave) and LeLa's Restaurant (7089 N. Marks #101) are great picks.

When to visit Fresno

Fresno in December
Estimated hotel price
$120
1 night at 3-star hotel
Fresno in December
Estimated hotel price
$120
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Fresno in July, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 98.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 39.2 °F, with an average temperature of 46.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 2.2″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Fresno, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to Fresno

Plane

When flying to Fresno, you’ll arrive at Fresno Yosemite Airport (FAT), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Fresno include Allegiant Air, Southwest and Air Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Fresno departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 16m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Fresno. The train journey from Fresno to Emeryville takes 3h 59m and costs around $28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chicago, expect to pay about $390 for a 52h 57m trip. The train station in Fresno is called Fresno, and is located 0.5 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Fresno is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 162 miles from Fresno. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Sixt, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Fresno, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Tufesa. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to Fresno takes 275 miles and will cost you around $83. From Las Vegas, the ticket costs about $107 for a journey of 595 miles. The most popular bus station is Fresno Shaw & Cedar, located 6 miles from downtown Fresno. Fresno Central Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Fresno, you’ll arrive at Fresno Yosemite Airport (FAT), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Fresno include Allegiant Air, Southwest and Air Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Fresno departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 16m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Fresno. The train journey from Fresno to Emeryville takes 3h 59m and costs around $28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chicago, expect to pay about $390 for a 52h 57m trip. The train station in Fresno is called Fresno, and is located 0.5 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Fresno is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 162 miles from Fresno. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Sixt, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Fresno, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Tufesa. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to Fresno takes 275 miles and will cost you around $83. From Las Vegas, the ticket costs about $107 for a journey of 595 miles. The most popular bus station is Fresno Shaw & Cedar, located 6 miles from downtown Fresno. Fresno Central Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Fresno

Lufthansa
Good (4,700 reviews)
KLM
Good (836 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,680 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,556 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,610 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,983 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,075 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,823 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,367 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,327 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (955 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (792 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (271 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (775 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Fresno

Most booked hotels in Fresno

Home2 Suites by Hilton Clovis Fresno Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, 268 reviews)
$150+
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clovis CA
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, 618 reviews)
$122+
Best Western Clovis Cole
2 stars
Excellent (9.1, 37 reviews)
$165+
Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis Airport North
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 296 reviews)
$133+
Hotel Piccadilly
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1512 reviews)
$81+
Comfort Suites Clovis
2 stars
Good (7.9, 403 reviews)
$139+

Renting a car in Fresno

Renting a car in Fresno costs $57 per day, on average, or $113 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Payless are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Fresno is the Dollar branch at 5175 E Clinton Wy, which is 4 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Fresno.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Fresno (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Fresno is Full-size (Jeep Wagoneer or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500C or similar) are, on average, 78% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Fresno costs $57 per day, on average, or $113 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Payless are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Fresno is the Dollar branch at 5175 E Clinton Wy, which is 4 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Fresno.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Fresno (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Fresno is Full-size (Jeep Wagoneer or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500C or similar) are, on average, 78% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.