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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Fresno. Book your trip to arrive at Fresno Yosemite International, Fresno, CA Train Station, Fresno, CA - Bus Station, or Fresno, CA - Shaw & Cedar. The distance between Chicago and Fresno is 2781 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air, and Alaska Airlines. Chicago and Fresno have 257 direct flights per week.

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Allegiant AirAAYG4NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Fresno travel tips

1) A travel visa is essential for the US

Getting a valid visa for your trip to America should be a number one priority. There is no room for error. So, when planning on travelling to Fresno, check your government’s website for recommended visa procedures — always apply well in advance, too.

2) Amtrak provides intercity travel connections

Fresno boasts its own Amtrak rail station within the city — running on the ‘San Joaquin’ route. This makes it very convenient for those that wish to take the train to other cities in the California state area. Viewing the Amtrak website is always recommended when planning a journey.

3) Experience the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market

With Fresno being such a big agricultural area, it would be a shame to not browse through local produce at a farmers’ market. The Old Town Farmers Market is one of the best.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Fresno?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Fresno takes around 4.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Fresno?
The flight distance between Chicago and Fresno is 2781 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Fresno?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Fresno. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Las Vegas, Guadalajara, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Tampa, Miami, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Madrid, Fort Myers, Athens, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Atlanta.
What are the most popular routes to and from Fresno?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Fresno and Denver, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Indianapolis, Austin, Detroit, Guadalajara, Portland, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Central Illinois Regional, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, South Bend International, Muskegon County, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What airports are near Fresno?
The main airport in Fresno is Fresno Yosemite International. It is also served by Oakland International, Fresno Yosemite International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, San Luis Obispo County Regional, Merced Regional, Meadows Field, Santa Maria Public, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Amtrak train.
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