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When is the best time to fly to Fresno?

Fresno is the 5th-largest city in California and sits in the San Joaquin Valley in central California. Temperatures in Fresno vary quite significantly, from somewhat cool to sweltering, with much of the year being comfortably warm. It’s very sunny in Fresno, with little rain and no snow. If you visit during the peak tourist season in summer, you should book your flights and lodgings in advance. The daily high temperatures in June – August range from 95 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so pack your swimsuit, sunscreen and a hat. Spring is a lovely season to visit, with trees and flowers blooming, and comfortable temperatures of 72 – 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This is, however, another busy time for visitors. You might consider a fall vacation with warm sunny weather and fewer tourists; you can count on a great holiday. If budget is a concern, a winter visit might be best. You can probably find deals on flights and accommodation, and with high temperatures between 58 – 69 degrees Fahrenheit, you can leave your parka at home, so just remember to pack a jacket.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Fresno?

    Users booking trips to Fresno from Sacramento found flights 94% cheaper than the average price of flights to Fresno. To find the cheapest price to Fresno from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Fresno?

    The month of August is another great option to travel to Fresno, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $290.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Fresno?

    Most flyers found that booking tickets 31 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Fresno. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $415. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $81.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Fresno?

    The cheapest day to depart from United States to Fresno is on a Tuesday. Travelers who choose to depart for Fresno on a Tuesday will often find tickets for as low as $330. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $510. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Fresno.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Fresno?

    The cheapest time of day to fly to Fresno is in the evening when flights can be purchased for as low as $257. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Fresno is at noon when prices are around $625.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Fresno?

    Fresno has a lot of good places to hike, such as Mammoth Mountain. Many locals as well as tourists enjoy hiking the mountains near Fresno, especially in the colder months for more of a challenge and some beautiful scenery. If you plan on hiking during your visit, consider booking your flight to Fresno for January or December. This is when you’ll find pristine hiking conditions for either mountains or trails. If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Fresno for February, March, and April. Parks like Woodward Park are popular hot spots in those months.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Fresno?

    Those flying to Fresno could potentially find better pricing at Visalia Airport (36 mi from Fresno city center), Merced Municipal Airport (55 mi from Fresno city center), Mammoth Lakes Airport (81 mi from Fresno city center) or Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport (98 mi from Fresno city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Fresno?

    You can find deals at Visalia Airport for $359pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


Can I fly to Fresno Airterminal from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Fresno Airterminal within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Fresno Airterminal.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Fresno Airterminal.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Fresno Airterminal.

Can I fly back to United States from Fresno Airterminal?

Returning to United States from Fresno Airterminal

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Fresno Airterminal must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Fresno Airterminal are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Fresno at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Fresno flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Fresno found recently by users on momondo
Frontier
Aug 25
DEN9:12 amDenver Intl
2h 27m
FAT11:39 amFresno Airterminal
Sep 1
FAT11:22 amFresno Airterminal
2h 17m
DEN1:39 pmDenver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Aug 25
DEN4:23 pmDenver Intl
16h 58m
1 stop
FAT9:21 amFresno Airterminal
Sep 1
FAT11:22 amFresno Airterminal
2h 17m
DEN1:39 pmDenver Intl
Delta
Sep 4
SEA7:15 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
2h 19m
FAT9:34 amFresno Airterminal
Sep 5
FAT3:00 amFresno Airterminal
7h 45m
1 stop
SEA10:45 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Aug 19
SEA5:21 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
2h 06m
FAT7:27 pmFresno Airterminal
Aug 25
FAT9:00 amFresno Airterminal
2h 23m
SEA11:23 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
Aug 18
DEN9:12 amDenver Intl
2h 27m
FAT11:39 amFresno Airterminal
Aug 25
FAT11:22 amFresno Airterminal
2h 17m
DEN1:39 pmDenver Intl
Frontier
Sep 17
DEN6:01 amDenver Intl
2h 27m
FAT8:28 amFresno Airterminal
Sep 22
FAT6:07 amFresno Airterminal
2h 20m
DEN8:27 amDenver Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Fresno

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Fresno, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines, Frontier and United Airlines
Frontier
Oct 6
DEN3:55 amDenver Intl
2h 27m
FAT6:22 amFresno Airterminal
United Airlines
Sep 1
DEN7:26 amDenver Intl
2h 21m
FAT9:47 amFresno Airterminal
Alaska Airlines
Nov 8
SEA6:25 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
2h 05m
FAT8:30 amFresno Airterminal

Which airlines fly to Fresno?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Fresno

Book your direct flights to Fresno with these airlines: United, American Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines. You can also fly with one or more stops on Volaris.


Airports near Fresno

Below you will find all the airports in Fresno along with the distance from the city center

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

Fresno’s airport is a joint civil-military airport located within the city. You have multiple options for travel into downtown Fresno from the conveniently located airport.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the airline terminal. You can hail one curbside, or call Lyft, the authorized ride-share option at FAT. A ride into downtown with Lyft costs about $12.00 USD and takes around 20 minutes.

Shuttles

Certain local hotels offer shuttle services to and from FAT. Ask about it when you’re making reservations. Otherwise, you can book shuttle, limousine, private car or charter bus services with local companies here.

Public Transportation

To ride the local FAX bus, walk 3 minutes from the airport to the corner of NW Peach and McKinley Ave and board route 26 which will take you to shelter A in Downtown Fresno in about 40 minutes, for a fare of $1.25 USD.

Car rentals

Car rental is a popular option with tourists visiting Fresno. Look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Fresno

Most frequently searched flights to Fresno along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Las Vegas to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 09m
Cheapest price$65
Los Angeles to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time0h 59m
Cheapest price$97
Denver to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time2h 21m
Cheapest price$98
Burbank to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 33m
Cheapest price$124
Seattle to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time2h 04m
Cheapest price$126
Phoenix to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 38m
Cheapest price$130
Ontario to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 32m
Cheapest price$151
Salt Lake City to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 45m
Cheapest price$154
Portland to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 45m
Cheapest price$156
San Diego to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time1h 10m
Cheapest price$164
Minneapolis to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time5h 37m
Cheapest price$184
Milwaukee to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time7h 37m
Cheapest price$185
Austin to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time5h 32m
Cheapest price$186
Houston to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time7h 23m
Cheapest price$202
Nashville to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time6h 15m
Cheapest price$203
Chicago to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time4h 24m
Cheapest price$205
Albuquerque to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time4h 12m
Cheapest price$205
Dallas to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time3h 20m
Cheapest price$214
San Francisco to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time0h 58m
Cheapest price$217
Atlanta to Fresno Flights
Fastest flight time6h 33m
Cheapest price$217

How to get around in Fresno?

Downtown Fresno is relatively compact and very walkable, and you’ll seldom need an umbrella, except possibly to keep the sun out of your eyes! For getting around the rest of this sprawling city, rely on the local buses, call for a taxi, or use Lyft or Uber ride-share services. Many visitors to Fresno plan a side trip to one of the three nearby National Parks, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. There are buses traveling to these regularly, or you can rent a car and get there on your own schedule.

Buses

Fresno Area Express (FAX) buses serve the entire city with a fleet of 100 buses and 16 routes. An adult fare is $1.25 USD and transfers are free. Children under 6 ride for free with a paying adult. You can also buy a 10-ride pass for $11.25 USD. You can ride a YARTS bus to Yosemite National Park for $30.00 USD, or travel with Big Trees Transit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for $15.00 USD, including park entrance fees.

Taxis

Taxis are easily available in Fresno. You can hail one outside of attractions and hotels or call for a ride. Flag drop is $3.40 USD, followed by $2.50 USD per mile with a waiting charge of $40.00 USD per hour. Call Uber or Lyft and you’ll likely save a few dollars, depending on the day and time.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Fresno?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Fresno

Things to do and places of interest in Fresno

Fresno is a great place to spend time outdoors. It boasts 75 urban parks and mostly dry, sunny weather. Here are some more suggestions for your itinerary, when you travel to Fresno.

  • You can’t visit Fresno without traveling to the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains to check out the magnificent National Parks. Yosemite is the most famous, but Sequoia and Kings Canyon are also worth seeing.
  • Fresno is surrounded by farms and orchards, so the culinary scene here is amazing. While you’re here, you can sample fresh California cuisine at top restaurants like Parma, Pismo’s Coastal Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Bar, and House of Juju.
  • If you come in February and March, drive the Blossom Trail, a scenic route through orchards and fields in riotous bloom. Peaches, plums, nectarines and almonds in shades of pink or white, and hot yellow mustard blooms create an over-the-top display of color.
  • Check out the fascinating Forestiere Underground Gardens created by the Italian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere. He spent his life digging and tunneling this amazing underground warren of patios, gardens and grottos.
  • Bring your children to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo which began as a home for unwanted pets rather than an actual zoo. They’ll be thrilled to see elephants, cheetahs, gorillas, and much more.
  • On a hot day, take the family to cool off at Island Water Park. With exciting waterslides, wave pools and more, it’s splashy fun for everyone.

Tips and tricks for visiting Fresno

Summer high temperatures and poor air quality can sometimes spell trouble for those with asthma or other breathing issues. If you suffer from any of these, pay attention to air quality reports, and plan indoor activities at air-conditioned malls or attractions.

While California has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit, you’ll be happy to discover that Fresno is the exception to that rule. There are plenty of affordable or free events and places worth seeing. Check out the local farmers’ markets, or Fresno’s Art Hop, for example.